HAI NGUYEN DINH: Visual artist, performer and songwriter was born in Norway 1980. He began playing guitar and creating music in 1987 not long after the Commodore 64 game The Last Ninja 2 was released, which became a huge inspiration to his sound.

After playing with various hardcore punk bands, he started his first Amiga + guitars project in 1995 together with his brother and a friend from the neighbourhood. At the time he was more focused on playing with traditional bands, and the idea wouldn't not develop into Next Life untill 1999.

After moving to Oslo in 2000 he was convinced to scrap his psychology plans to pursue a life of avant garde music and stage art. During his education at The Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, he developed his ideas about the project that was already highly visual, into a full blown multimedia stage presentation.

Outside of Next Life, Hai has done several innstallations for gallery utilizing lights, objects and music. He worked three years with norwegian performance group Verdensteatret.

CURRICULUM VITAE

2016 WODDEN RASTERLINES - INSTALLATION: Shown at Folkeonservatoriet in Oslo, and at Kunstforeningen Verdens Ende.
MR DEATH - SHORT FILM: Directed by Andreas Riiser, with Trond Espen Seim. Hai appears as a suicidal in the film, and they also used the track "Vanished" from Electric Violence for one of the scenes. Watch the movie here
2014 RITE OF TRANSFORMATION - INSTALLATION: Video, Incense, lights. Shown at Galleri LYNX in Oslo. Reviewed in Klassekampen. And a photo.
SOLARIS - DANCE PERFORMANCE: Hai wrote music for this piece by Aareskjold & Mo, shown at Vitenfabrikken in Sandnes.

2013 17000 ISLANDS - WEB ART: Hai conributed with music to the art project by Thomas Østbye.
2009-2012 AND ALL THE QUESTIONMARKS STARTED TO SING - THEATER: Hai appears as actor/performer in this piece by Verdensteatret. Image below from New York Times, 2011.
2008 LOUDER - THEATER: Hai appears as performer/actor in this piece by Verdensteatret.
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