About Tehching Hsieh
Tehching (Sam) Hsieh (謝德慶; born 1950, Nanjhou, Pingtung County, Taiwan) is a noted New York City-based performance artist; he has been called a “master” by fellow performance artist, Marina Abramović. From 1978–1986, Hsieh accomplished five One Year Performances; from 1986–1999, he worked on what he called his “Thirteen-Year Plan”. On 1 January 2000, in his report to the public, Tehching Hsieh announced that he has kept himself alive. He stopped making art since then.