Sława Harasymowicz is a Polish-born, London-based artist. Harasymowicz works with drawing, photography, screen-printing, found footage and installation, with public archives, family photos and the Internet as her frequent sources or points of departure. She uses narration and narrative experiments, 're-personalisation' tactics and openings into the fictive to pose questions around memory and intimacy, collective history and personal identity, and the relationship between words and images in invoking and 'recreating' memory.
Harasymowicz is a PhD candidate at the University of the Arts, London. Recent solo exhibitions have included Ersatz at the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, Poland, and Wolf Man in Freud Museum, London. Work in progress includes projects in the UK and Poland.
Her practice-based Fine Art research at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, uses reconstructed family history as a case study and interrogates the themes of history, post memory and autobiography. She is an MA graduate of the Royal College of Art, London (Visual Communication Art, 2006) and the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (MA English Philology, thesis in comparative literature, 1997).
Harasymowicz is the author of drawings for Wolf Man, (Self Made Hero, 2012), the first graphic novel/artist book adaptation of Sigmund Freud’s case study of Sergei Pankejeff. Twice first prize-winner in the V&A Illustration Awards, in 2010 she was a member of the V&A Awards jury. Her screen prints are held in the V&A permanent Prints and Drawings collection. She was a recipient of the Royal College of Art scholarship (2004-5 and 2005-6) and the Arts Foundation Fellowship (2008). Between 2000-2004 she had worked as a translator, and BBC World Service radio production and broadcast assistant.
- PhD research
- Falcon - work in progress
- SS Thielbek - work in progress
- Ersatz, solo show, The Ethnographic Museum, Kraków, Poland. 2014
- A Tourist in Other People's Reality, Vestry House Museum, London, 2013 Boxed, Images
- Wolf Man, an exhibition, Freud Museum, London, 2012
Selected earlier work: