Rajinder Singh's paintings and installations as well as photography, video and performance work explore ideas around the vulnerable body and its pain, interrogating the economies of power that deny it space and shape. Often focused on the power of ritual action in the construction of the social body, his practice explores the ways the human body unfolds around various topographic and symbolic borders.
Rajinder Singh graduated with a PhD in Engineering (UK) in 1993 and a Master's in Fine Arts (Singapore) in 2010. He is presently the artist in residence at UCD and part of the migrant artist group Art Nomad. He teaches as a guest lecturer at both Maynooth University (Geography) and UCD (Sociology). In 2019 Rajinder Singh was a recipient of the Artist-in-Community Award from Create Ireland and Fire Station Artists' Studios and a follow-up second round funding for a set of border area movement based workshops called Ireland as Borderland.
Rajinder Singh is the founder of the contemporary art review magazine Drenched Reviews. Recent exhibitions include: 'Homing In', a project commissioned as part of Platform Asia’s 2021 season Sudden Beams funded by Arts Council England, 2021. ‘Border Tours’ as part of Tulca Festival of Arts 2020, ‘The Law is a White Dog’ curated by Sarah Browne, Festival Gallery, Galway, 2020. ‘Un-migrant-ing’, LinenHall Arts Centre, Mayo, Ireland, 2020. Imagine’, as part of an exhibition for Refugee Week with migrant artist group Art Nomads at Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, 2020. ‘My Sister’s Coven’ as part of Tulca Festival of Arts 2019, ‘Tactical Magic’ curated by Kerry Guinan, Engage Art Studio, Galway, 2019.