Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock (London, 1992) is a visual artist and arts educator working between London and Margate, UK. She works predominantly with sound, text 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 exploring dynamics of cultural hybridity, new subjectivities and our understanding of emotion as a tool for participation. Motivated by a real need to centre alternative ways of knowing, through her practice she seeks unique methods in which to do so. They currently runs a collaborative project with artist and collaborator Anna Merryfield using food as a method through which to explore personal archives and shared histories.
The sonic, amplification and broadcast are also reocurring topics of research. She is interested in how communities exist and persist through sound, including notions of sonic autobiographies – both the collective and personal. As an active member of collective Synaptic Island Shamica co-facilitates a weekly research-led radio show on Resonance FM. At the end of 2019 she was awarded a Francis Chagrin Award to develop the sound elements of her practice. Shamica has worked for the Tate and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). As an artist Shamica has been commissioned by South London Gallery, lead workshops with the Barbican, and most recently was the 2019 Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art selected Artist-in-Residence based at Taipei artist Village, Taiwan. She is also a 2020 Clore Emerging Leader.