Aram Han Sifuntes is committed to the social practice of working with diverse communities, particularly immigrants and refugees, in order to provide insight into their everyday world. With collaborator Verónica Casado Hernández, she will teach the skills necessary to create protest banners from cloth. The public is invited to drop in to work on collective banners and make one to take away or contribute to a lending library. They will also maintain a lending library where visitors can check out a completed banner to use. Large groups are encouraged to make an appointment.
Part of the Chicago Cultural Center Artists in Residence and Curatorial Fellows taking place Summer 2016-Winter 2017
The Chicago Cultural Center Artists in Residence and Curatorial Fellows were selected by a panel of esteemed jurors following a competitive review of nearly 200 qualified applicants. Each recipient or collaborative team will be awarded a stipend to develop their work and engage with the public. Additionally, the Artists in Residence will be provided with three months of studio space, either private or public, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., where they will engage visitors in public programs and talks to be announced. These awards are provided through a generous grant from the Joyce Foundation to support underrepresented artists and curators who demonstrate a strong level of commitment to diversity and community and whose work shows promise or is on the brink of advancement.
Public Studio Artists in Residence each receive a $6,000 stipend and a dedicated studio space in the Chicago Cultural Center. The Garland Gallery studio (first floor south) is a hub of creative activity, which provides ongoing opportunities for artists to interact with the public. Private Studio Artists in Residence each receive a $6,000 stipend and a dedicated studio space in an area of the Chicago Cultural Center that is not generally accessible to the public, expect for monthly open studio events.