Shamica Ruddock is research based practitioner working often between sound, text and moving image. With a background in cultural heritage, specifically archive, collections and community engagement, much of this experience has informed their artistic practice. Shamica is guided by an interest in dynamics of cultural hybridity and new subjectivities. In particular how these positions as epistemological standpoints contribute to the way something is articulated in the everyday, and how they can operate as modes of production, informing and altering methods of enquiry. Other themes of interest include speculative world building, hauntology, dispossession and marronage. A recent Jerwood Bursary recipient, Shamica has also begun researching Afro-Caribbean puppetry and oral folk storytelling traditions.
Shamica has previously been commissioned by South London Gallery, exhibited work with the Barbican and was the 2019 CFCCA selected Artist-in-Residence based at Taipei Artist Village. They are a member of The Beat Kitchen, Black Obsidian Sound System, Narration Group and Synaptic Island; and have recently completed residencies with CRATE Margate in collaboration with Durham Gallery Ontario, and Languid Hands in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives. Shamica is also a New Contemporaries 2020 selected artist.