Sława Harasymowicz’s art practice is largely concerned with the possibilities of narrative to pose questions around archive, auto/biography, collective history and fiction. Her projects are multidisciplinary, often site-responsive and episodic, and she works with drawing, moving image, different photographic and print techniques, writing and sound.
She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. Harasymowicz is an alumna of the Royal College of Art London, (MA Communication Art and Design, 2006) and the Jagiellonian University Kraków where she completed an MA in English Philology and Literature. 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).
Awards include V&A Museum Illustration Awards, scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the field of visual art and the Art Foundation Fellowship. Her projects have been supported by Arts Council England and she is a recipient of Developing Your Practice grant (2022). Her works on paper are in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection. 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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