Tehching Hsieh, born in Nan-Chou, Taiwan, dropped out from high school in 1967 and took up painting. Hsieh had his first solo show at the gallery of the American News Bureau in Taiwan, and later trained as a seaman, which he used as a means to enter the United States; Hsieh was an illegal immigrant in the States for fourteen years until he was granted amnesty in 1988. Starting in the late 1970s, Hsieh made five One Year Performances and a ‘Thirteen Year Plan’, inside and outside his studio in New York City. Using long durations, making art and life simultaneous, Hsieh achieved one of the most radical approaches in contemporary art. Hsieh has exhibited in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. His recent exhibition, Doing Time was presented by Taiwan Pavilion at 57th Venice Art Biennale, and One Year Performance, 1980-1981 exhibited at Tate Modern, London in 2017-2018.
The College’s 170th undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 212 Cathedral St., Baltimore.
Graduate commencement is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.