Steel Bananas

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Steel Bananas is a Canadian artist collective and publishing house.


Established in 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the frequency of their publications has varied from monthly (2008-2010), to quarterly (2011-2013), to annual chapbooks and interdisciplinary projects in various media (2014+).[1] Originally established as a collective of young artists, writers, and university students in Toronto,[2] the collective matured into a network of professional artists and a dedicated publishing house that expanded into Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Leeds, United Kingdom under the leadership of Karen Correia da Silva and Curran Folkers.[3]

Major works[edit]

  • Overachiever. Leeds, UK, 2015-2016.
  • Works in the Public Domain. Leeds, UK, 2015-ongoing.
  • Lucy. Vancouver and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014-ongoing.
  • Trigger Warning: Demons. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014.
  • Steel Bananas Publications. Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Leeds, UK, 2012-ongoing.
  • Verbs. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012.
  • Bruised / Modern Ruin. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2011.
  • The Artichoke Revue. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010.
  • Eggplant. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009-2010.
  • Gulch: An Assemblage. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009.
  • Steel Bananas Zine. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008-2010.

Major publications[edit]

  • A State, A Statue, A Statute by Adam Abbas, 2014.
  • Hate Letters from Buddhists by Dave Hurlow, 2014.
  • Sew with Butterflies by Anna Veprinska, 2014.
  • Free Agent by Katrina Pruss, 2014.
  • East Van Sound by Karen Correia da Silva, 2014.
  • Public Consultation by Curran Folkers, 2014.
  • Publics by yta, 2012.
  • Dear Adolf by Daniel Scott Tysdal, 2012.
  • Fuck Irony by Matt Marshall and Karen Correia da Silva, 2012.


  1. ^ "Steel Bananas: About". Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Showler, Suzannah (16 November 2009). "This Shit is Steel Bananas". Torontoist. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Eagen, Sarah Allen (7 October 2012). "Artistic Kindness: Empathy, Ethics, and New Medias". Artfile Magazine, New York. Retrieved 14 January 2015.