Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2014-15

(New York, NY)Haley Bueschlen

Project Description

Self Edition is a performance for which at the NY Civil Court I will edition myself and legally change my name from “Haley Bueschlen,” to “One Of Twelve,” “Two Of Twelve,” “Three Of Twelve” and so on, for the duration of one year. The performance will take shape as a final installation of my new identity cards, photographs, and audio and video recordings of the process. Here I am making an absurd attempt to commodify myself, and to question how value is determined in the art market.


Haley Bueschlen is a New York based artist who grew up in Beijing for 13 years. Her work playfully dismantles systems of power between the US and China through performance, installation, video, and photography. She received her MFA from Parsons The New School in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in the “31 Women in Art Photography” at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, curated by Natalia Sacasa, Director of Luhring Augustine; and collaborative work was shown in The Hermitage Museum. Her video work has also been exhibited at the Bangalore National Gallery of Modern Art. Her artist book is in library collections of: Yale, Harvard, ICP, and was included in the ICP Museum Triennial Book Exhibition. Bueschlen was also awarded the Smack Mellon Residency. Her press includes TIME Magazine LightBox (2012); Artinfo (2012), and The Art Newspaper (2013).