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I’m a Portuguese-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and publisher. My artistic practice straddles the boundaries between poetics and media, manifesting in artist books, films, performances, and zine-making. I hold a PhD in poetics and, as my primary practice, my work emerges from a preoccupation with text and book-making. In 2008 I founded the Steel Bananas Artist Collective and Press in Toronto, where I continue to serve as Director and Publisher. In 2017, I co-founded the multidisciplinary studio project Very Tender in Leeds, UK, where I’m currently working as a studio artist. I’m the the author of numerous artist books and my work has been featured/ published/ exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Vienna, and London.

For collaborations, general enquires, and SB Collective or Very Tender related queries, I can be reached at karen [at] steelbananas [dot] com or hello [at] verytender [dot] org.