Sława Harasymowicz is a Polish-born, London-based artist and a PhD candidate at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design/University of the Arts London.
Harasymowicz works predominantly with drawing, photography, print and site-responsive installation, frequently using found images, archives, family album and the Internet as sources or points of departure for personal and auto/biographic projects. Her work poses questions around history and contemporary identity, narrative as well as the function of images and their relationship to words in invoking and 'recreating' memory.
Her recent exhibitions included: Ersatz, a solo show at the Ethnographic Museum, Kraków, Poland (2014), A Tourist in Other People’s Reality (other collaborating artists were Cecilia Bonilla and Joanna Rajkowska, Vestry House Museum London (2013), and Wolf Man, a solo show at Freud Museum, London (2012).
Currently a doctoral candidate (practice-based Fine Art research) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, she studied at Royal College of Art, London (MA Visual Communication Art and Design, 2006) and is also an MA graduate of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1997), and BA Middlesex University London (2004). Previously she had worked as a translator and a BBC World Service radio production assistant.
Harasymowicz is the author of drawings for Wolf Man, (Self Made Hero, 2012), a 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 in the V&A permanent Prints and Drawings collection. She was a recipient of Royal College of Art scholarship (2004-5 and 2005-6) and the Arts Foundation Fellowship (2008).
Selected recent projects (2014-2012):
- PhD research
- Ersatz, solo show, The Ethnographic Museum, Kraków, Poland. 2014
- A Tourist in Other People's Reality, Vestry House Museum, London, 2013
- Wolf Man, an exhibition, Freud Museum, London, 2012
Selected earlier work: