Ruwadzano (Ruzy) Judith Rusike

Ruzy Rusike (b.1992) is an artist and aspiring curator and art broker, who graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art degree from the  University of the  Witwatersrand, 2014 and  Honours in  Curatorship at the  Michaelis School of  Fine Art, 2017. Full of passion for learning and becoming a creative contributor and broker in the business of visual arts. Rusike is currently the head of communications and curator for the  Southern  African Foundation for Contemporary Art (S.A.F.F.C.A.), which is a Non-Profit Company with a base in Saint-Emilion, France where Rusike currently resides. Rusike  before interned at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg and Cape Town, having also interned for the African America artist Ayana V. Jackson and the Johannesburg based initiative  Assemblage

As an artist: Rusike’s work has been auctioned at the  2014  Mandela  Memorabilia  Auction at Stephen Welz & Co. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions i.e “Faces and Clay”, Imba Ya Sarai, 2014 Johannesburg, “Shared Inheritance”, Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2014 Jeppestown, Johannesburg, Turbine Art Fair 2014 Johannesburg, “The Martienseen Prize Exhibition”, 2013 Wits  Art  Museum,  Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

As a young curator: Rusike curated alongside Thembinkosi Goniwe, The Art Africa Fair 2017, A Flagrant Arcade in Contemporary Art. Rusike was also the Curatorial researcher and Exhibition Coordinator for the touring exhibition Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects and Contexts hosted at UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg and Gordon Institute Of Business Science, Hyde Park, Johannesburg. As well as curating her own exhibition at The  Point of  Order, Braamfontein, Johannesburg titled Introspection… Where art thou? Along with other exhibition during her final year at the University of the Witwatersrand: The Creative Exchange: Coalition, 2014 Wits School  of  Arts, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Newwork14’ Art Auction, 2014 Kalashnikovv Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, WITS REVISITED: Race, Representation and Memory, 2014 Wits University, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, The Creative Exchange: Condensed Form, 2013 Wits School of Arts, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.