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Contemporary Voices: Aram Han Sifuentes

Aram Han Sifuentes
Photo by Virginia Harold


Employing art as social practice, Aram Han Sifuentes confronts social and racial injustices created by and through institutions and governments. In this virtual presentation, Han Sifuentes will guide us through her practice and the ways she employs fiber and performance to reimagine inclusive systems of civic engagement and belonging. 

This program is a collaboration with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago.


About Aram Han Sifuentes

Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest.

Han Sifuentes earned her bachelor's in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the 2020–2021 Artist in Residence at Loyola University, Chicago.

How to Participate

To participate, register online to get a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts  (6 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

About the Contemporary Voices Series

Meet innovative artists and scholars whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge.