Richard Straitmatter-Tran is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Upon relocating to Vietnam in 2003, he formed ProjectOne, a Ho Chi Minh City-based performance art collective now defunct. Two years later he became a founding member of Mogas Station (2005-2007), a group of international creators (artists and architects) based in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2010, he established DIA/PROJECTS, a contemporary art experiment and studio space in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2015 with Tran Thanh Ha, Dia Projects launched a new exhibition space in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Dong Khoi. While his practice historically has included performance and new media, his current focus involves the investigation of materials and largely through figurative sculpture, painting, installation and drawing.