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School of Art Lecture Series: Tehching Hsieh
Feb 19, 2013
Tehching Hsieh was born in Taiwan in 1950. He did his first performance "Jump Piece" in 1973 and broke both ankles. Trained as a sailor, he arrived in Philadelphia in 1974, jumped ship, and stayed in the states as an illegal immigrant for 14 years until granted amnesty in 1988. He received the United States Artists award in 2008.
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