Visiting Artist Series - Aram Han Sifuentes
Aram Han Sifuentes uses a needle and thread as her tools to examine immigration, citizenship, race and craft, drawing on both personal experiences and shared cultural identity. Her work has been exhibited and performed at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois; Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, Washington; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea; Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois; and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, North Carolina.
Aram was a 2014 BOLT Resident and 2015 BOLT Mentor at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and a 2016 3Arts Awardee. She earned her BA 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 a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Each year the School of Art and Visual Studies sponsors lectures, exhibitions, and workshops by scholars and artists concerned with contemporary visual culture in cooperation with the Art History & Visual Studies program's various courses in visual studies. Exhibitions and lectures typically take place in the Bolivar Art Gallery, with workshop locations varying by medium. For more in the Visiting Artist and other Series, see the SAVS Events page.
Art & Visual Studies Building, 236 Bolivar Street