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EDUCATION

2013: M.F.A. Studio Art/Fiber & Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2011: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2008: B.A. Practice of Art and Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley Regents and Chancellor’s Scholar

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022-present: Professor, Adjunct, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2019–2022: Associate Professor, Adjunct, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2020–2021: Artist-in-Residence, Loyola University, Chicago

2018–2019: Assistant Professor, Adjunct, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2013–2018: Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

 

AWARDS

 

2023: Together We Heal Creative Place Program Grantee, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2022: Joyce Award, Joyce Foundation, Chicago

2022: Individual Artist Support, Illinois Arts Council Agency

2022: Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021: Next Level/Spare Room Award, 3Arts, Chicago

2021: Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2020: Grantee, Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation Grant, AHL Foundation, New York City

2020: Grantee, Map Fund, New York City

2020: Artist Fellowship Finalist, Illinois Arts Council Agency

2020: Individual Artist Grant, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2019: Visual Artist Grant, Bloom Fund

2019: Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2019: Propeller Grant, Gallery 400 and Threewalls, Chicago

2019: MAKER Grant, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2019: Emerging Voices Award Finalist, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018: Part-Time Faculty of the Year, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2017: Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee, Sustainable Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California

2017: Beazley Design of the Year Finalist, Design Museum, London

2017: Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016: 3Arts Awardee, 3Arts, Chicago

2016: Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2015: Creative Project Grant, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2015: Grant, Puffin Foundation LTD, Teaneck, New Jersey

2015: Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2015: Craft Research Fund Travel Grant, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, North Carolina

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2022: Artist Fellowship - Crafts, Illinois Arts Council Agency 

2022: Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship, Center for Craft, Asheville, North Carolina 

2019: Individual Fellowship Program, Collaborator of Roberto Sifuentes, Asian Cultural Council, New York City

2016: Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

2013: Curatorial Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

RESIDENCIES

2021-2022: Getting to Know You, Inaugural Artist in Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2022: Artist in Residence, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, Florida

2021: Publisher in Residence, PrintRoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2019: Artist in Residence, A. Farm, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2018: Artist in Residence, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri

2018: Gyopo-in-Residence, The Back Room at Kim’s Corner, Chicago

2018: Artist in Residence, Hyde Park Art Center exchange with Frise Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2018: HCL Sponsored Artist Program, High Concept Labs, Chicago

2017: Facebook Artist in Residence, Facebook, Chicago

2017: Take Action, Alphawood Gallery, Chicago

2017: DCASE Public Studio, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

2015–16: Bolt Residency Mentor, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2015: Artist in Residence, Trenza Negra, Chiapas, Mexico

2014–15: Bolt Resident, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2014: Residency and Grant, Est-Nord-Est résidence d’artistes, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022: Aram Han Sifuentes: Let Us Vote!, curated by Brandon Bauer, Baer Gallery, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

2022: Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes, curated by Laura Mart, Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles

2022: Who was this Built to Protect?, curated by Lauren Leving, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2020: Official Unofficial Voting Station, Sharp Building Window Display, Site Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2020: Protest Banner Lending Library, curated by Amanda Shore, Art in the Open, Prince Edward Island, Canada

2019: Protest Banner Lending Library, curated by Tim Abel, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

2019: We Are Never Never Other, curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (catalog)

2019: Protest Banner Lending Library, curated by Mara Baldwin, Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2018: To Ward Off Authorities and To Protect My Neighbors, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2018: Protest Banner Lending Library, Cardinal, Baltimore, Maryland

2018: We Are Never Never Other, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri

2018: We Are Not the Other. We Are the Center., Frise Künstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany

2018: Take Receipts and Put it on Blast, The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri

2018: Those Who Talk Back: US Citizenship Test Samplers and Protest Banner Lending Library, curated by Carol Zou, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017: Protest Banner Lending Library, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

2017: Wave Your Freak Flag by the Protest Banner Lending Library, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago

2016: The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago

2016: Younghye Han: My Mother’s First Exhibition, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2015: A Mend, curated by Danielle Krcmar, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

2015: Kim Jong Un Americans, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023: Protest Processie Parade, curated by Ivo van Werkhoven, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, Netherlands

2023: Creative Dissent, curated by Shauna McCabe and Pearl Van Geest, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2022-2023: This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 50th Anniversary of Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. (catalog)

2021-2022: Through Every Fiber, Pick Museum of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

2020–2021: Citizenship, curated by Zoe Larkins, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado (catalog)

2020: State of Mind, curated by Ylinka Barotto, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas

2020: Official Unofficial Voting Station and Never Again is Now, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California

2020: Coexistence: Discourse on Traditional and Contemporary Art, Sookmyung Women’s University Museum, Seoul, South Korea (catalog)

2020: To the Polls, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2020: Here to Stay: Braving Barriers Through Performance, curated by Danielle Paswaters, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020: City of Chicago’s Artist Billboards Project, led by artist Amanda Williams, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago

2020: City of Chicago’s Make Yourself Count Census Campaign, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago

2020: The Future We Roll, The More We Gain, curated by Janeil Engelstad, Make Art with Purpose, Dallas, Texas (catalog)

2019: How the Light Gets In, curated by Andrea Inselmann, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2019: Tense Present, curated by Sarah Darro, BOK, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalog)

2019: Take Refuge, curated by Alejandro Acierto, Coop, Nashville, Tennessee

2019: Ready, curated by Related Tactics, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

2019: Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland

2019: Race and Revolution: Still Separate—Still Unequal, curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah, The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2019: Asian American Storytelling Through Art, HANA CENTER, Chicago

2019: Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms, organized by Curatorial Practice M.F.A. at MICA Class of 2020, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2019: Race and Revolution: Still Separate—Still Unequal, co-curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

2018: Culinary Roots/Migratory Routes, curated by Nancy Comorau and Anna Davies, Richard M. Moss Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

2018: This Country, curated by Kahlil Irving, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

2018: Life as We Know It, curated by Penny Duff and Michael Slaboch, Eckert Art Gallery at Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania

2018: Forward Union Fair, Red Bull Arts, New York City

2018: Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom, curated by Modou Dieng projects + gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (catalog)

2018: Through Her Eye, organized by Ysabel Pinyol and Mashonda Tifrere, Mana Contemporary, Chicago (catalog)

2018: Elegant Disruption, curated by Joseph Ravens, Zhou B Art Center and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago

2018: Living Architecture, curated by Tricia van Eck, 6018 North, Chicago

2018: Banner 100 Years of Protest, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

2018: What We Make, curated by Erin Fletcher and Ashley Biser, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

2018: Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism, curated by Betsy Greer, Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

2018: Slouching Toward Sunshine, curated by Kimberly McKinnis, Rutter Family Art Foundation, Norfolk, Virginia

2017: 2017 Beazley Design of the Year, Design Museum, London, United Kingdom (catalog)

2017: The Art Next Door: Chicago’s Exemplars, curated by Tami Miller, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

2017: Over and Over, curated by Debra Kayes, Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago

2017: Human Human, curated by Jessica Cochran, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago

2017: VIP: Very Important Platforms, EXPO Chicago, 6018North and 3Arts, Chicago

2017: A Matter of Conscience, curated by Mia Lopez, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

2017: Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal, curated by Kathryn Fuller & Larry Ossei-Mensah, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York

2017: Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf, Love Apple Art Space, Ghent, New York

2017: Making Plans, organized by Kyle Bellucci Johanson and Matthew Lax, Human Resources, Los Angeles (catalog)

2017: Fierce Tiding, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

2016: Splendor of Threads, Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea (catalog)

2016: Everything has been material for scissors to shape, curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience, Seattle, Washington

2015: Make Do, curated by Mara Baldwin, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2015: Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements, curated by Staci Boris, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois

2015: RaceCraft, co-curated by Marie Lo and Sarita Echavez See, Center for Art and Thought, Los Angeles

2014: Material Possessions, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana

2013: Tracing Affinities, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2021: Messages to Our Neighbors, a billboard project in Philadelphia, Mural Arts, Philadelphia

2020: City of Chicago’s Artist Billboards Project, led by artist Amanda Williams, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago

2020: City of Chicago’s Make Yourself Count Census Campaign, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago

 

PERFORMANCES

2022: Protest Garment Lab x Woori Sori (Our Voice), Cleveland Humanities Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

2018: #exsanguination excerpt, in collaboration with Roberto Sifuentes and Jon Cates, OKLAHOMO, Chicago

2018: #exsanguination, in collaboration with Roberto Sifuentes and Jon Cates, Art of the Networked Practice Symposium, Chicago

2017: #exsanguination, in collaboration with Roberto Sifuentes and Jon Cates, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago

2016: Official Unofficial Voting Station: Election Night Party for the Disenfranchised with Roberto Sifuentes and Sadie Woods, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2015: Kim Jong Un Haircuts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2015: Kim Jong Un Haircuts, Terrain Biennial, Chicago

 

MONOGRAPH

Han Sifuentes, Aram. We Are Never Never Other. Normal: University Galleries at Illinois State University, 2021.  

 

COLLECTIONS

The Renwick Gallery of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Denver Art Museum’s Thread Studio, Denver 

Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Design Museum, London

Facebook, Chicago

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Textile Resource Center, Fiber and Material Studies Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA

Art and Social Practice Archives, PSU School of Art and Design, Portland

 

WORKSHOPS

CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL: STORYTELLING THROUGH NONNGI MAKING

2023: HANA Center, Chicago

PROTEST BANNER LENDING LIBRARY

2023: Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, Netherlands

Vrolijkheid, Middelburg, Netherlands 

2022: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

Frequencies: Sharing Feminisms Festival, Goethe-Institut, Berlin

Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts (virutal)

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts

Lowell High School, Lowell, Massachusetts

UTEC, Lowell, Massachusetts

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

2021: moCa Cleveland, Cleveland (virtual)

Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia

PrintRoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands

HOLD Fast, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (virtual)

2020: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (virtual)

Art in the Open, Prince Edward Island, Canada (virtual)

2019: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Vis Arts, Rockville, Maryland

Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Re-Joyce at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2018: Frise Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Werkhaus Münzviertel, Hamburg, Germany

Forward Union Fair, Red Bull Arts New York, New York City

Cardinal, Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri

Latina Mothers at LifeWise STL, St. Louis, Missouri

Covenant House, St. Louis, Missouri

Metro Academic & Classical High School, St. Louis, Missouri

Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, Missouri

Lewis Place Camp, St. Louis, Missouri

Sewcial Impact Project, St. Louis, Missouri

Latinos en Axion STL, St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Living at Renaissance Place, St. Louis, Missouri

Design Museum, London

Sojourner Scholars, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

2017: Alphawood Gallery, Chicago

Protest Banner Making Workshop with Cauleen Smith, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Albany Park Theater Project, Chicago

Pick Museum of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Truth. Climate. Now. Symposium, Chicago

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in partnership with Gallery 400, Chicago

Comfort Station, Chicago

Teaching Artist Summit for Chicago Artists Coalition at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2016: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago

Comfort Station, Chicago

TAKING RECEIPTS AND PUT IT ON BLAST!

(Aram Han Sifuentes and Ishita Dharap)

2019: Vends + Vibes, Arts + Public Life, Chicago

2019: Creating Justice Symposium, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois

2018: The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri

U.S. CITIZENSHIP TEST SAMPLERS

2021: Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia

2018: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2017: The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago

2016: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago

Pulaski International School of Chicago, Chicago

Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual and International Center Elementary School, Chicago

Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago

Korean Community Center of the East Bay

2015: Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture, Washington, D.C.

Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual and International Center Elementary School, Chicago

Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, North Carolina

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS

2015: Embroidery in Translation: Traditional Korean Embroidery, Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, Chiapas, Mexico

2020: The Future is Me (Protest Cape Making with Youth), Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (virtual)

2022: The Fabric of Our Communities: Teachers Workshop, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (virtual)

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2022: Backwards and Forwards: Reflections in Porcupine Quills by Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON, Canada

2021: Let Us Vote!, with virtual programs in collaboration with COVIDtv, Ralph Arnold Gallery at Loyola University, Chicago

2015: Work Werq, co-curated with Jacqueline Chao, for the Association for Asian American Studies, FLATStudios, Chicago

2014: On Craft, curation of oral histories on American craft, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2013: MFA Show 2013, Curatorial Fellows at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Backwards and Forwards: Reflections in Porcupine Quills by Vanessa Dion Fletcher.” Exhibition essay, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, 2022. 

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Put it on Blast.” A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back, edited by gloria j. Wilson, Joni B. Acuff and Amelia M. Kraehe, Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press, 2022, pp.76-79. 

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “How Internalized White Supremacy Manifest for My BIPOC Students in Art School.” Art Journal, Summer Issue, 2021.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Protest Making: How Crafting Collectively Can Empower Disenfranchised People.” Crafts Council, October 20, 2020. 

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t.” Art Journal Open, October 1, 2020.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “My Immigrant Parents Won’t Close Their Shop (And They Really Should).” Quarantine Times, April 18, 2020.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Be Bold. There is No Other Option.” The Funambulist Magazine, Kids of the World: Unite!: 26. November 2019.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “For Those Who Talk Back.” Dilettante Army. Spring/Summer 2019 Issue.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “A Mother’s Work: A Mother/Daughter/Seamstress/Fiber Artist’s Merging Practice and Politics,” in Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art, ed. Elena Marcevska and Velerie Walkerdine (Abingdon-on-Thames, England: Routledge, 2019).

Han Sifuentes, Aram, Lisa Vinebaum, and Namita Gupta Wiggers. “Unsettling Coloniality: A critical and Radical Fiber/Textile Bibliography.” Critical Craft Forum, 2018.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft.” Textile Society of America, April 23, 2017.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Leonard Suryajaya: Don’t Hold on to Your Bones.” Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. Volume 3, Issue 1-2. March 14, 2017.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Questioning Americanness: Artists Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Aram Han Sifuentes.” Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art Blog, July 24, 2015.

Han Sifuentes, Aram. “Emerging Voices: Aram Han.” Surface Design Journal: Korea East & West, July 31, 2014.

 

KEYNOTE LECTURES

2022: “Resistance Through the Arts,” in conversation with Urvashi Butalia and Nabila Horakhsh, Moderated by Catherine Newmark, Frequencies: Sharing Feminisms, Goethe-Institut, Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin

2020: “Creating A Seed for Action,” Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University, Chicago

2020: “Role of Activism in Mobilizing Society for Social Justice in the Era of Trump.” ICGD 9 Annual Symposium, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

2018: “We Are Never Never Other. We Are the Center.,” For Freedoms at University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017: “Towards Decolonizing Craft,” Surface Design Association Conference, Portland, Oregon

2017: “Protest Banner Lending Library: Making as Resistance,” Chicago Objects Study Initiative, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

 

LECTURES

 

2023: “VOICES: Aram Han Sifuentes,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago 

2023: “Artist Talk: Aram Han Sifuentes,” Social Justice Poster Project, California State University, Fresno, California (virtual)

2022: “Living and Working as an Independent Artist: Aram Han Sifuentes and Mikael Owunna,” Public Art Training Camp, Office of Public Art, Pittsburgh (virtual)

2022: “We the People – Engagement: ACLU Illinois and Aram Han Sifuentes,” Series on Democracy, ACLU Illinois and Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago (virtual)

2022: "Talking Back to Power Through Art and Activism," Framingham State University (virtual)

2022: 'Artist-Activists Reimagining Justice: Aram Han Sifuentes and Lisa Woolfork," Women's Leadership and Resource Center, University of Illinois Chicago (virtual)

2022: "Craft Writing Now" in conversation with Velina Robinson Glass, Kelly Pendergrast, Glenn Adamson, Indira Allegra, M. Rachael Arauz, American Craft Council, Minneapolish, Minnesota 

2021: "Talking Back to Power Through Art and Activism," Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2021: “Visiting Artist and Scholar Series: Aram Han Sifuentes,” Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (virtual)

2021: “Collectivity, Solidarity and Trajectory,” Conversation with Sa’dia Rehman, Chris E. Vargas, The Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (virtual)

2021: “Does Chicago Have a Place for the Statue of Peace?” Conversation with Elizabeth Son, Rossana Rodriguez, Kathy Nishimoto Masaoka, Denise Huang and Inhe Choi, Chicago Monuments Project and HANA Center, Chicago (virtual)

2021: “Talking Back to Power Through Art and Activism,” Friday Morning Seminar, Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University, Chicago (virtual)

2021: “Artist Talk: Aram Han Sifuentes,” Textiles Department, California College of the Arts, Oakland (virtual)

2021: “Artist Talk: Aram Han Sifuentes,” Fibres and Material Practices, Concordia University, Montreal (virtual)

2021: “Soft Power: How textiles can talk back,” Conversation with Anya Paintsil, Ibrahim Mahama, and Dominique Heyse-Morre, Crafts Council, London (virtual)

2021: “Let Us Vote!” Conversation with Carol Zou, Sarah Ross, Carl Williams, Sam Rodriguez, Aminah Muhammad, moCa Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio (virtual)

2021: “Pedagogy as Art,” Community Arts Caucus Virtual Tour with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Sarah-Ji Rhee and moderated by Paulina Camacho Valencia, National Art Education Association (virtual)

2020: “Artist Talk by Aram Han Sifuentes,” Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (virtual)

2020: “Let Us Vote! Election Day Break,” Artist talk by Aram Han Sifuentes, Listening party by DJ Sadie Woods, Live performances by Frewuhn, Damon Locks, and Isa Starr, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (virtual)

2020: “Here to Stay: Election Day Livestream,” United We Dream, Houston, Texas (virtual)

2020: “Side by Side: Beili Lui and Aram Han Sifuentes,” Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas (virtual)

2020: “Let Us Vote: An Artist Intervention,” Conversation with Lisa Iglesias, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (virtual)

2020: “Generation of Change,” Panel with Cecil B. Moore and Mia Velez, moderated by Nina “Lyrispect” Ball, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (virtual)

2020: “Artist Talk: Aram Han Sifuentes & DJ Sadie Woods,” Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington (virtual)

2020: “Performance, Protest and Censorship: A Conversation with Aruna D’Souza,” Panel with Aruna D’Souza, Sami Ismat, Jeanette Arellano, and Danielle Paswaters, Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (virtual)

2020: “LGBTQ + Immigration Activism,” Panel with Liam Garcia and Sheridan Aguirre, Q + EDU (A project of the Central Texas GSA Coalition, Out Youth, and the Texas GSA Network), Texas (virtual)

2020: “Contemporary Voices: Aram Han Sifuentes,” George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., (virtual)

2020: “Our Futures are Tied,” Panel with Weston Teruya and Carol Zou, moderated by Megha Ralapati, Asian Cultural Council and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (virtual)

2020: “Creating a Seed for Action,” Art and Design Lecture Series, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (virtual)

2020: “Propositions #1: Activism, Art and Performance,” Panel with Maria Gaspar and Nicole Marroquin, Performance Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (virtual)

2020: “Art in Action,” Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri (virtual)

2020: “Being an Immigrant Artist in the Age of Trump,” Panel with Amir Fallah, Aliza Nisenbaum, Guadalupe Maravilla, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2019: “We Are Never Never Other,” University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2019: “Artist Talk: Roberto Sifuentes and Aram Han Sifuentes,” Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2019: “We Are Never Never Other. We Are the Center,” Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2019: “Arts and Immigration,” Arts Alliance Illinois, Chicago

2019: “Conversation between Aram Han Sifuentes and Indu Vashist”, Re-Joyce at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto

2018: “The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t,” as part of The Library of Performing Rights Open, Live Art Development Agency, London

2018: “Protest Banner Lending Library,” The Risk Society Symposium, Design Museum, London

2016: “Intersection of Politics and Craft,” Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

2016: “In Translation,” Sungshin University, Seoul, South Korea

2016: “RaceCraft: Decolonizing Craft,” Racecraft Symposium, University of California, Riverside

2015: “Immigrant, American/UnAmerican, At least a quarter North Korean,” Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2015: “Questioning Americanness: Artists Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Aram Han Sifuentes,” Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Washington, D.C.

2015: “A Mend: Immigrant Sewing Projects,” Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

2021: Panelist in “Solidarity Toward Ending the Korean War,” American Studies Association (virtual)

2021: Panelist in “Community Arts Caucus Virtual Tour,” National Art Education Association National Convention (virtual)

2021: Panelist in “Pause. Remake. Restart: Womxn Artists and Curators Re-Imagine the Art World,” College Art Association (virtual)

2019: “We Are Never Never Other. We Are the Center.,” Creating Justice Symposium at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois

2018: Panelist in “Radical Arts Therapies Pedagogy and Praxis: A Cross Disciplinary Dialogue” at Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2018: Panel Chair, “Decolonizing Craft: Critical Craft Forum,” College Art Association, Los Angeles

2017: “The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t,” Open Engagement—JUSTICE, Chicago

2014: Panelist, “A Community of Non-Citizens: Proving Worth of Citizenship Through Stitching Samplers,” Panel: “Crafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration, and Social Space,” College Art Association, Chicago

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2022-2023: Steering Committee Member, Beyond Granite, Trust of the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

2021: Board Member, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

2018-2021: 3Arts Artist Council, 3Arts, Chicago, IL.

2016-2019: Education Advisory Board Member, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL.

2017-2018: Board Member, Good News Only, Chicago, IL.

2017: Juror, Propeller Fund, Chicago, IL.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Davis, Niesha, “Banner Together: Political Crafter Aram Han Sifuentes Motivates Activists with her Protest Banner Lending Library.” Bust Magazine, Winter 2023. 

Wegerhoff, Cornelia, “Aram Han Sifuentes: Die textile Kunst des Protests.” WDR 3 Kultur am Mittag, August 22, 2022.

Yang, Cat, “The Labor or US Citizenship, One Stitch at a Time.” Hyperallergic, July 18, 2022. 

Reizman, Renée, “Planning to Protest? Borrow a Banner at the Skirball.” KCET, June 28, 2022. 

Recinos, Eva, “The radical power of sewing: the artist turning textiles into activism.” The Guardian, April 29, 2022. 

Rushton, Elizabeth, “Feminismen global: anders als die langweilige Mannerwelt.” Berliner Zeitung, May 20, 2022.

“Episode 102: Talking Back to Power Through Art.” Democracy Matters podcast, James Madison University, April 12, 2022.

Cheung, Zhiwan, “Episode 87: Sewing as Community (w/Aram Han Sifuentes).” Seeing Color podcast, February 22, 2022. 

Peabody, Lizzie, “Season 7: Bloodsuckers!” Sidedoor Smithsonian podcast, October 20, 2021. 

Behar, Ionit. “Principles, Protest, & Power.” Bridge. 21/1, 2021. 

Stromberg, Matt. “LA’s Art Spaces Are Focusing on the Election.” hyperallergic.com, October 21, 2020. 

Almino, Elisa Wouk. “Colorful and Loving Murals in Philadelphia Are Inspiring People to Vote.” hyperallergic.com, October 19, 2020. 

Henerson, Evan. “Artist Gets Out the Vote at ‘Official Unofficial’ Exhibition.” jewishjournal.com, October 7, 2020. 

Bassett, Dana. “Episode 753: Aram Han Sifuentes.” Bad at Sports podcast, October 6, 2020. 

MacLeod, Nicola. “Protest banners on display as part of Art in the Open.” cbc.ca, August 29, 2020. 

Mart, Laura. “Artist Q&A: Aram Han Sifuentes.” skirball.org, August 4, 2020. 

Cardoza, Kerry. “Vote of Confidence: Aram Han Sifuentes Radically Reenvisions the Voting Process.” art.newcity.com, May 12, 2020.

Kennedy, Laura. “Needle and Thread Provide Empowerment.” NPR affiliate: WGLT, September 18, 2019.

G’Sell, Eileen. “Labor of Love.” Alive Magazine, Issue 3, 2018. Print.

Radyk, Michael. “Aram Han Sifuentes and the Protest Banner Lending Library.” American Craft Inquiry, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2018. Print.

Hahn, Valerie Schremp. “Fiber artist can teach you to make a protest banner that’s also a gallery-worthy work of art.” stltoday.com, July 22, 2018. 

Green, Tyler. “No. 343: Carrie Moyer, Aram Han Sifuentes.” Modern Art Notes podcast, May 31, 2018. 

Miranda, Lynnette. “Dissenting Through Craft with Aram Han Sifuentes.” sixtyinchesfromcenter.org, May 15, 2018. 

Yang, Wenjing. “In the Age of Trump, A Chicagoan Created a Lending Library for Protest Banners.”americaninno.com, January 3, 2018.

Acierto, Alejandro. “Aram Han Sifuentes: Protest Banner Lending Library.” Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Volume 4, 2018. Print.

Borrelli, Christopher. “Chicago Artist Creates Ingenious Library of Protest Banners.” Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2017. Print.

Adamson, Glenn. “The Anatomy of the Protest Banner.” Disegno, #16, December 4, 2017. Print.

Yang, Linda. “The Woman Behind the Library Where You Can Rent Signs Protesting Trump.” broadly.vice.com, December 16, 2017. 

Peña, Mauricio. “The Best Protest Banners of 2017 That You Can Borrow.” chicagomag.com, December 4, 2017. 

Voon, Claire. “A Lending Library for Handmade Protest Banners.” hyperallergic.com, November 2, 2017.

Stephens, Regan. “You can borrow a protest banner from Chicago’s newest lending library.”  lonelyplanet.com, October 26, 2017. 

Morris, Kadish. “The Protest Banner Library Where You Can Rent Signs of Rage.” broadly.vice.com, September 28, 2017. 

Morris, Kadish. “Turning protest banners into striking, effective works of art.” huckmagazine.com, September 13, 2017. 

Norman, Lee Ann. “Breakout Artists 2017.” Newcity, May 2017. Print.

Reilly, Alison. “A Protest Banner Lending Library.” Chicago Gallery News, April 28, 2017. Print.

Rhee, Nissa. “Aram Han Sifuentes.” 90days90voices.com, May 6, 2017. 

Ducey, Karen. “Studying for U.S. Citizenship One Stitch at a Time.” features.crosscut.com, April 6, 2017. 

Paré, André-Louis. “Aram Han Sifuentes: The Politics of an Immigrant.” Espace Art Actuel Magazine. No 111, Fall 2015: Migration. Print.

ACADEMICA BIBLIOGRAPHY

           

Prain, Leanne. The Creative Instigator’s Handbook: A DIY Guide to making Social Change Through Art. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022. 

Marshall, Julia, Connie Stewart, and Anne Thulson. Teaching Contemporary Art with Young People: Themes in Art for K-12 Classrooms.New York and London: Teacher’s College Press Columbia University, 2021. 

Vinebaum, Lisa. “The Subversive Stitch Revisted.” A Companion to Textile Culture, edited by Jennifer Harris, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020, pp.275-301

Gonzales, Elena. Exhibitions for Social Justice. England: Routledge, 2019. 

Lau, Barbara, Jennifer Scott, and Suzanne Seriff. “Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption and Contested Truth into Museum Exhibitions.” National Association for Museum Exhibition, Spring 2016. Print.

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ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY REFERENCES

Schachmann, Andrew, “Respect for Flag.” Bridge 22/1, 2022.
Waxman, Lori, “Last chance! Three not-yet-over summer art exhibitions in Chicago to see while you still can,” Chicago Tribune, September 20, 2022.

Bishop, Nancy S, “Democracy at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery,” Third Coast Review, September 4, 2022.
Behar, Ionit. “Principles, Protest, & Power.” Bridge. 21/1, 2021.
Armstrong, Annie, “’Citizenship A Practice of Society’ Reminds Us that Voting is Not Enough,” Frieze, October 30, 2020.
Rinaldi, Ray Mark, “MCA Denver’s new exhibition jumps straight into our current political moment,” The Denver Post, October 28, 2020

Angeleti, Gabriella, “Denver exhibition considers the art of the Trump years,” The Art Newspaper, October 5, 2020.
Sarappo, Emma, “VisArts Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility Meditates on Crossing Borders,” washingtoncitypaper.com, October 20, 2019.
Waltz, Amanda, “Race and Revolution: Still Separate and Unequal examines educational discrimination in Pittsburg to address a national problem”, www.phgcitypaper.com, May 1, 2019.
Neuendorf, Henri, “’The List,’ an Artwork Cataloging Refugee Deaths, is Heading to New York, news.artnet.com, September 13, 2018.
Kis, Eva, “The Powers of Art and Activism Combine at Forward Union Fair, metro.us, September 25, 2018.
Waxman, Lori, “The year in visual art was a dizzying reflection of today”, Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2017.
Holder, Alex, “2017: the year that protest became a trend?”, itsnicethat.com, December 14, 2017.
Associated Press, “Trump’s Presidency Sparks Protest Art Revival,” usatoday.com, November 9, 2017.
McKean, Lise, “Expo Chicago 2017: Beyond the Numbers”, badatsports.com, September 13, 2017.
Luquet-Gad, Ingrid, “To Chicago with Art,” Les Inrockuptibles, 2017, Print
Borrelli, Chris, “Commentary: Look at the arts, and you’ll see the feeling of the nation is dislocation,” chicagotribune.com, September 8, 2017.
Foumberg, Jason, “Embrace the Expo”, chicagomag.com, September 5, 2017.
Wainwright, Oliver, “Beazley Design Awards Feature Brexit, Refugees and Political Activism,” theguardian.com, August 16, 2017.
Bertoli, Rosa, “The Design Museum reveals the shortlist for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year,” wallpaper.com, August 16, 2017.
Holland, Oscar, “’Pussyhat’ and refugee flag shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year,” cnn.com, August 17, 2017.
Morby, Alice, “Kanye West and IKEA among Designs of the Year 2017 nominees,” dezeen.com, August 16, 2017.
Small, Zachary, “18 Artists Tackle America’s ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline,” Artsy.net, July 3, 2017.
Stromberg, Matt, “Inventive Responses to Labor and Immigration Issues at Human Resources,” Hyperallergic.com, March 23, 2017.
Glemans, Gayle. “Review: ‘Everything has been material for scissors to shape’ is a flow of textiles, interrupted,” SeattleTimes.com, March 21, 2017.
Gabbatt, Adam, “The Resistance Now: Big Corporations Come at Trump on Climate,” TheGuardian.com, March 31, 2017.
Ladd, Jack and Levitt, Aimee, “Crafty Preparations for the Women’s March,” ChicagoReader.com, January 19, 2017.
Sinner, Lauren, “Everything is Material for Scissors to Shape,” SurfaceDesign.org, August 31, 2016.
Rendón, Pedro, “’Voto ilegal’ da triunfo a Hillary en elecciones de EU… en la IBERO,” ibero.mx, September 15, 2016.
MacKenzie, Duncan,“Podcast Episode 521: Terrain!” Bad at Sports podcast, August 24, 2015.

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