Rajni’s work as an artist leans gently but clearly across disciplines, countries and thought structures. She is a quiet voice of change, creating and curating visually engaging performances, interventions and writings that open up spaces for conversation and meeting.

Rajni has been making performances since 1999. From 2005-2012 Rajni worked with a group of other artists to create and tour a trilogy of works exploring moments of cultural identity and alienation: Mr Quiver (2005-2008), Dinner with America (2007-2009), and Glorious (2009-2012). Alongside these larger performance works, Rajni and other members of Rajni Shah Projects created a series of public interventions exploring ideas of gift and conversation. Initially entitled small gifts, this series culminated with two touring pieces made for public spaces: give what you can, take what you need which toured alongside Dinner with America, and Write a Letter to a Stranger which was at the core of Glorious. From 2013 to 2017, Rajni conducted research towards a practice-based PhD at Lancaster University, working with Professor Gerry Harris. As part of her PhD, Rajni led on two projects:  Experiments in Listening and Lying Fallow.


In 2017, Rajni Shah Projects formally closed as a company with the project One Final Act.
However, Rajni Shah continues to exist, and this website continues to document her work.


Mr Quiver - Image by Rajni Shah, Manuel Vason, and Lucille Acevedo-JonesMr Quiver - Image by Rajni Shah, Manuel Vason, and Lucille Acevedo-Jones
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Dinner with America - at the Bluecoat (Liverpool) 2008 - image by Manuel VasonDinner with America - at the Bluecoat (Liverpool) 2008 - image by Manuel Vason
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Glorious - image by Pari Naderi for SPILL Festival 2011Glorious - image by Pari Naderi for SPILL Festival 2011
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