Established in Toronto in 2008, Steel Bananas is a not-for-profit artist collective and boutique press. We publish broadsides, artist books, poetry and fiction in print, along with zines in various media. Our members individually and collaboratively produce objects, installations, and happenings in various cities in North America and Europe, often in conjunction with SB publications. We currently operate in Toronto (Canada) and Leeds (United Kingdom) with previous stints in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Fredericton, Canada.
We aim to provide a playful forum for contemporary art, letters, and criticism. With a primary commitment to remain in flux, we are always open to change, collaboration, and participation. Steel Bananas is operated by Founder & Director Karen Correia da Silva and Co-Publisher Curran Folkers, who are currently based in Leeds, United Kingdom. Steel Bananas projects feature a rotating cast of artists, professional writers and editors, collaborators, and friends from around the world.