Shin-ichi Hanada, an independent curator, was born in 1972 in Fukuoka, and currently lives in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. After working as a curator at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, he is now working as a freelance curator in charge of planning art projects at Kyushu-Geibunkan Art Center as well as other venues. Some of his main projects have included, the 6th Kitakyushu Biennale "The beginning of things" Project, the direction of the Chigusa Hotel Courtyard Project, the Nagasaki Art Plant Project 2010 in Ioujima island, and the Machiju Art in Kitakyushu 2012 ART FOR SHARE Project. He has also collaborated in other projects such as the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2014, the Busan Biennale 2014 Special Exhibition, and so on. He has conducted art research in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and South Korea.