We’re a multidisciplinary studio made up of British photographer Oliver Grabowski and Canadian media artist Karen Correia da Silva

We produce artist books, prints, video art, objects, installations, and international pop-up galleries.

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Very Tender
V22 Collection Studios,
5 Crown Close, Hackney Wick,  London, E3 2JH

While we prepare for our 2019-2020 art publishing season and re-stock our shop, you can keep in touch via hello [at] verytender.org.


Karen Correia da Silva is a Portuguese-Canadian media artist and publisher. Her artistic practice straddles the boundaries between media, manifesting in artist books, films, performances, and zine-making. She holds a PhD in media poetics and, as her primary practice, her transdisciplinary aesthetic emerges from her preoccupation with text and book-making. Before moving to London, Karen formerly worked as the founding Director of the Steel Bananas Art Collective (2008-2018) in Toronto, where she ran the collective’s art publishing activities. She is the author of numerous artist books, and work has been featured/ published/ exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Vienna, and London.
Oliver Grabowski
is a British photographer and musician. With a specialisation in headshots and portraits, capturing genuine expression and meaning in human emotion drives his artistic practice. Preoccupied with the aesthetics of memories and dreams, Oliver’s work seeks to capture the moments and subtleties between thinking and feeling. While running Very Tender Studio, Oliver is also currently studying for his MA in Photography at Falmouth University, where he is developing his fine art practice. His works span musical performance, photography and videography, photographic printmaking, and book projects. He has performed, exhibited, and produced work across the UK and Europe.

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