Sława Harasymowicz’s art practice is largely concerned with the possibilities of narrative. Her multi-disciplinary and often episodic projects pose questions around archive, auto/biography, collective history and fiction. She uses drawing, moving image, different photographic and print techniques as well as writing and sound. Her current work looks at memory and architecture with specific historical sites and their present material state acting as points of departure for new investigations. Forthcoming is a project to be realised within a former WWII forced labour camp factory in Germany; an a-typical tenement in Poland has so far triggered several exhibitions, interventions, artist’s books and films.
Alumna of the Royal College of Art London and the Jagiellonian University Kraków, Harasymowicz is currently completing a practice-based PhD at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. She had solo exhibitions at The National Poetry Library Southbank Centre, London, The Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, The Freud Museum, London, BWA Gallery Tarnów, and others. Important group shows include The Trouble with Value at Bunkier Gallery of Contemporary Art Kraków (2018). Her print works are in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection. Author of award-winning book illustrations (2006-2009), her graphic novel adaptation of Sigmund Freud’s ‘Wolf Man’ (2012) was critically recognised as unconventional and the first of its kind. Originally from Kraków, Poland, she is currently based in the UK.
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