Artist Saeri Kiritani decided to take part in an exhibition at a nuclear shelter in Bosnia-Herzegovina as she believes it is her responsibility, as a national of the only country to ever come under atomic attack, to raise global awareness of the tragedies that hit the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

The 46-year-old said the two cities immediately came to mind when she was invited to participate in the Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground at the shelter called ARK in the central Bosnian town of Konjic.

The New York-based artist, who has been frustrated with American people's indifference toward the 1945 atomic bombings, said, "I'm the only Japanese" among 35 participating artists and added she wants to let more people in the world understand the tragic experience through her work.