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Sława Harasymowicz


  • Sława Harasymowicz
  • Area

    School of Communication


    Visiting Lecturer

  • Biography

  • Sława Harasymowicz is a visual artist working primarily with drawing, screen-printing, photography, writing and moving image. Her practice is largely concerned with the subversive nature of personal memory and imagination particularly in relation to collective history, trauma, erasure, and generation of memory. Sława holds an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art and an MA in English Philology from the Jagiellonian University, Kraków. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. 

    Sława has recently exhibited at Bunkier Gallery Kraków, Poland; Crate Margate; narrative projects gallery London; BWA Gallery Tarnów, Poland; and the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London. She has had publishing-, performance- and residency-based collaborations with Onomatopee Eindhoven, Bunkier Kraków, Freud Museum London and Turner Contemporary Margate. Sława is the author of award-winning illustrations for Penguin Books and The Guardian, and has also published with Le Gun, Modern Poetry in Translation, Folio and Laurence King. Her solo exhibition at the Freud Museum in 2012 accompanied the publication of her graphic novel adaptation of Sigmund Freud's 'Wolf Man' by SelfMadeHero publishing house London. Projects in progress include exhibition and book works in London and Warsaw (2020).

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  • Awards and Grants

  • Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts (2016; 2019): funding towards solo exhibitions in the UK and in Poland

    Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Artistic Scholarship (2016, 2020)

    V&A Illustration Awards winner (2009). V&A Illustration Awards Judge (2010, Student Category)

    Arts Foundation Fellowship (2008)

Selected work