Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber and social practice 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. Selected exhibitions include Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center; Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis; MCA Denver; Moody Center for the Arts, Houston; and the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
Aram is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2016 3Arts Awardee, and a 2020 Map Fund Grantee. Her project, Protest Banner Lending Library, was a finalist for the Beazley Design Awards at the Design Museum (London, UK) in 2016. 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.
Home is Here! March to Defend DACA AND TPS, October–November 2019. Photo: OffThaRecord x Steer.