Rajinder Singh’s work explores the vulnerable body and its pain, to question the forms of power that control the human body and deny it space. From exploring religious practices to communal habits in politics, his work illustrates how we live in physical and symbolic borders.
Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Rajinder Singh today lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Rajinder graduated with a PhD in Engineering (UK) in 1993 and a Master’s in Fine Arts (Singapore) in 2010. He is part of Tulca2020 as well as Tulca 2019 and recently won several awards for his birdhouse sculptures based on the Direct Provision System. In 2020 he showed at the LinenHall Art Centre in Mayo, the Courthouse gallery, Clare and Kilkenny Arts Festival. In 2019 Rajinder was a recipient of the Artist-in-Community Award from Create Ireland and FireStation Studios and a followup 2nd round funding for a set of border area movement based workshops called ‘Ireland as Borderland’. Rajinder teaches as a guest artist at both Maynooth University and UCD. Rajinder is the founder of the contemporary art review magazine Drenched Reviews ( www.soaked.space).