Kim Jong Un Americans 09.04.15_02_02
Friday, October 23, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, Kim Jong Un Americans, a solo exhibition with new works by BOLT Resident, Aram Han Sifuentes.

Rumors had it that on March 26, 2014 Kim Jong Un issued a mandate to make all North Korean men to wear the same hairstyle as the Supreme Leader, himself. His haircut is specifically known as the “Chinese Smuggler”. North Korean state-sanctioned haircuts serve as a way to keep out Western influences. Come get your own free Kim Jong Un haircut or hairstyle from our professional hair stylist. For the opening cuts and styles will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Afterwards, get your photo taken and we’ll add your image to the growing collection of Americans sporting North Korean’s newest fashion trend.


Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago-based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her solo exhibitions include “A Mend” at Hollister Gallery in Wellesley, MA, and her workshops include “Immigrant Takeover” at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Ashville, NC, and “US Citizenship Test Sampler” at the Smithsonian Institution. She is also a DCASE grant and Puffin Foundation Ltd grant recipient. Han earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

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