"Protest Banner Lending Library"

Wall Hangings by Aram Han Sifuentes seen at Facebook Chicago, Chicago - "Protest Banner Lending Library"
Wall Hangings by Aram Han Sifuentes seen at Facebook Chicago, Chicago - "Protest Banner Lending Library"Wall Hangings by Aram Han Sifuentes seen at Facebook Chicago, Chicago - "Protest Banner Lending Library"Wall Hangings by Aram Han Sifuentes seen at Facebook Chicago, Chicago - "Protest Banner Lending Library"
Image credit: Christian Lathers
Installation of "Protest Banner Lending Library" by fiber artists Aram Han Sifuentes at Facebook Chicago. It is an ongoing project that invites the public to make banners collectively and check them out for use. Aram uses banners as her medium since they allow one’s voice to be heard, even for those who are non-citizens and fear going to protests. For this installation, PBLL and the FB Chicago community co-created banners that represent what they stand for.

Meet the Creator

"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. Her work has been exhibited at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO), Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, IL), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, South Korea), and the Design Museum (London, UK).

Aram is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2016 3Arts Awardee, and 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation 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 an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago."

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