Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock is an artist and arts educator working predominantly across text, sound and moving image.

With a background in cultural heritage, specifically archive and community engagement, much of this experience has guided their artistic practice. Shamica is interested in the dynamics of cultural hybridity and new subjectivities, in particular how they operate as modes of production, and can inform and alter methods of enquiry. Positioning the body as an archive with histories both personal and shared, Shamica uses her arts practice as a space to consider themes such as inherited knowledge, mimicry, power and consent. Collective gathering through sound, leisure and recreation are also important points for departure.

Shamica has previously been commissioned by South London Gallery, exhibited work with 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning and the Barbican, and was the 2019 Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art artist-in-residence based at Taipei Artist Village.

Shamica Ruddock, Meet You There at Six, 2019. Installation view, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei. Image courtesy of the artist