Sława Harasymowicz is an artist currently based in Ramsgate on the East Kent coast. Her practice largely explores the relationship between archive, autobiography, and fiction. After graduating from The Royal College of Art in London she produced a body of work responding to Sigmund Freud’s ‘Wolf Man’ through a graphic novel and an exhibition, and her interest in narrative in both 'book' and more open-form practice is on-going. She works primarily with drawing, moving image, installation, different photographic and print mediums.
Harasymowicz held exhibitions at The National Poetry Library Southbank Centre, London, Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, Poland, The Freud Museum, London, and others. She is in the process of completing a PhD at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (Fine Art).
Her projects include site-responsive interventions in places such as, for example, Victorian workhouse camouflaged as a local history museum in London or her childhood home in Kraków in Poland with its multiple unexpected layers of architectural, personal and public memory. In progress is work which will be realised within the remnants of a large-scale brick-production complex, once part of a concentration camp in Hamburg (summer 2024).
Harasymowicz is the recipient of project funding from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, and was twice awarded the prestigious Artistic Scholarships from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2022 her work was supported by Developing Artistic Practice grant from Arts Council England. She was a finalist in nominations-based Arts Foundation Fellowship and in two categories in Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards. Her silkscreen prints are included in the V&A Prints Collection.
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