Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock is an artist often found working between sound and moving image. Shamica’s current research concerns sound cultures and Black sonic modalities. Approaching sound as a site for knowledge production, she considers the ways Afro-diasporas emerge through sound. They are particularly interested in how Black technosonic production functions as a form of narrativising and worldmaking. Maroon histories, fugitivity and Black temporal entanglements have also proved resonant departure points.

Previous presentations include festivals Margate Now Sunken Ecologies (UK), Abandon Normal Devices (UK); group shows with the Barbican (UK), Durham Gallery (CA) and live performances at Silent Green (DE) and Madeira Dig (PT) alongside long time collaborator Hannan Jones. Shamica has screened films with Timehri Festival (GUY), Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK) and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (UK). Solo shows also include Treasure Hill Artist Village (2019, TW) and South London Gallery (2022, UK). Shamica has held residencies with QO2 (BE), and was previously an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow at the British Library researching Maroon sound cultures.

In 2023 Ruddock was selected as an awardee of the second edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award.

  1. Ruddock, Shamica. Meet You There at Six (2019), Treasure Hill Artist Village. Photo courtesy of the artist.

    Ruddock, Shamica. Deciphering a Broken Syntax (2022), South London Gallery. Photo courtesy of Andy Stagg

    In residence at CCA Glasgow w/ Hannan Jones. (2021) Photo courtesy of the artist.

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