Sława Harasymowicz’s practice explores the potentialities of material, narrative, and fiction at the intersection of personal and public history, memory and imagination. She uses a range of media and techniques primarily including drawing, moving image, installation, photography, and print. Her recent work traces her own family history as a point of departure to more universal questions that can be posed today around war, amnesia, and autobiography.

Projects in progress include a site-responsive installation planned for summer-autumn 2023 in Hamburg, Germany. Harasymowicz has held exhibitions at Archaeology of Photography Foundation / Social Centre for Photography in Warsaw, The Freud Museum, London, BWA Gallery in Tarnów, Poland, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London and The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, Poland, and others. Her graphic novel adaptation of Sigmund Freud’s Wolf Man was published by Self Made Hero, London, and she has collaborated with Penguin Books and The Guardian.

She is the recipient of several awards including Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Artistic Scholarships from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards, Arts Council Developing Artistic Practice and The Arts Foundation Fellowship. 

Harasymowicz is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. Alumna of the Royal College of Art, she also holds an MA from the Jagiellonian University Kraków, completed with a thesis on the theme of protest in English and American literature.  Originally from Kraków in Poland, then London-resident, she is currently based in East Kent on the North Sea coast.


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