Sława Harasymowicz is an artist working across a diverse range of media including drawing, screen printing, lens based media, installation, and text. Rooted in the subjective, her projects often take the form of non-hierarchical, narrative and site- responsive interventions which re-consider identity, archive, autobiography, and the interactions between history, memory and imagination. Harasymowicz has previously worked as a translator and BBC World Service radio broadcast assistant and her art frequently explores issues around language, communication and the ambiguity of reconstruction.
Her solo shows have included The Freud Museum, London (2012), and The Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London (2016); work in progress (2017-2018) includes a solo show at BWA Tarnów, Poland, residency at Margate Museum in collaboration with Turner Contemporary, Margate, and project with Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków.
Harasymowicz is currently completing Fine Art PhD research by practice at Central Saint Martins, London. She studied at the Royal College of Art London (MA, Communication Art and Design, 2006), and Jagiellonian University, Kraków (MA English Philology, 1997, thesis on the theme of protest). Awards include the V&A Illustration Awards and the Arts Foundation Fellowship, with recent exhibition projects supported by The Arts Council England and The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Harasymowicz was born in Kraków, Poland, and currently lives and works in Ramsgate, East Kent. She is represented by l’etrangere London.