Sława Harasymowicz is a visual artist. Originally from Kraków, Poland, she is currently based in East Kent on the North Sea coast. Harasymowicz works with drawing, screen-based media, copy, digital reproduction and printmaking in works exploring the relationships between text and meaning, word and context, art and language, (lack of) image and imagination.
She often uses “archive” as a point of departure, a strategy and a cognitive tool to pose questions around the validity of recollection, the ambiguity of reconstruction, political representation and autobiography.
Her work has been presented by The Freud Museum, Bunkier Sztuki, The Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, V&A Museum and The Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall and she has recently exhibited at Archaeology of Photography Foundation | Social Centre for Photography Warsaw.
Author of award-winning book illustrations, and the first graphic novel adaptation of Sigmund Freud’s Wolf Man.
Harasymowicz is an alumna of the Royal College of Art London and the Jagiellonian University Kraków. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at University of the Arts London. Her project is concerned with WW2 memory, images, trauma, and forms of affective practice.
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