Born in 1968 to a Japanese mother and and a Vietnamese father, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba spent his childhood in Japan before moving to the USA to get an education, he now works and lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His work "Memorial Project" started in 2001 and addressing issues such as boat people and social minorities made his name in the international contemporary art scene. Nguyen-Hatsushiba has exhibited in numerous international triennials and biennials including Venice, Istanbul, Sydney and Yokohama.
His on-going project “Breathing is Free:12,756.3” is an attempt to physically experience world refugee crisis by running the diameter of the earth, 12,756.3km.
In his most recent work from 2013,“The Master and the Slave: Inujima Monogatari” was filmed at Inujima island in Okayama, and the film “Memorial Project Waterfield: The Story of the Stars” was based on a performance piece first shown at the 2006 Gwangju Biennale.