Haley Bueschlen is a New York based artist who grew up in Beijing. Her work playfully dismantles systems of power between the US and China through performance, installation, video, and photography. At Smack Mellon, she has been working on a year long performance where she editions herself, and legally changes her name each month to a number from One to Twelve Of Twelve. Currently, her name is Eight Of Twelve.
She has exhibited in 31 Women in Art Photography, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery (2012), curated by Natalia Sacasa Director of Luhring Augustine, and has collaborative work in The Hermitage Museum (2012). Her video work has exhibited at the Bangalore National Gallery of Modern Art (2011). Her artist book is in the library collections of Yale, Harvard, and the International Center of Photography, and was exhibited in the ICP Museum Triennial (2013). Publications include TIME Magazine's Lightbox (2012), Artinfo (2012), and The Art Newspaper (2013).
"My process is a result of personal cross-cultural experience and research which takes shape in interactions, dialogue, and participation with non actors in local communities focusing on a critical and socially engaged perspective. Often I use myself in performances to invert structures of government and bureaucracy with humor."