ACTIVATION BY SOFÍA GABRIEL DEL CALLEJO & ALEXIS AGUILAR
Voting Quilt by Alexis Aguilar and Sofía Gabriel Del Callejo
This Voting Quilt gathered messages from the SAIC community and beyond who could not vote in this presidential election and was used during a performance piece on November 3rd, 2020, around Downtown Chicago.
This Quilt was made with the materials of a Voting Kit from Aram Han Sifuentes' work "The Official Unofficial Voting Station" as part of a project for the Extreme Bodies in a Performance class with Roberto Sifuentes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Photos by Roberto Sifuentes
Video by Maria Plotnikova
Sofia Gabriel Del Callejo (Mexico City, 1991) is a dancer, community organizer, curator, and arts administrator from Mexico, interested in creating and collaborate on projects that focus on art and activism, performance, and intersectional feminism. She has collaborated and worked with several artists and organizations such as Tania Candiani, Jorge Marin, the National Museum of Art from Mexico, the University Museum of Contemporary Art, the Office for Cultural Affairs at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Material Art Fair, SAIC Galleries, the Field Foundation of Illinois, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, among others.