Rajni Shah has been calling herself an artist since 1999. Whether online, in a public space, or in a theatre, her work aims to open up new spaces for conversation and the meeting of diverse voices. From 2006-2010 she explored the relationship between gift and conversation in public space in a series of public interventions called ‘small gifts’. From 2005-2012 she produced a trilogy of large-scale performances (‘Mr Quiver’, ‘Dinner with America’ and ‘Glorious’) addressing the complexities of cultural identity in the 21st century. Rajni is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Lancaster, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and supervised by Professor Geraldine Harris.