Heidi Barkun explores the constructions of identity through a transdisciplinary practice, seen through a feminist and scientific lens. The focus on infertility in her recent work follows six years of failed attempts at in vitro fertilization.

Heidi also currently a master’s candidate in Visual and Media Arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) with concentrations in Creation and in Feminist Studies. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University.

Her artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe and South America, and are included in several public and private collections, notably The National Bank of Canada and The Senvest Collection.

Heidi has received numerous grants from such organization as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Faculty of Arts at UQÀM. She is the recipient of the RéQEF-UQAM grant for excellence given by the Réseau québécois en études féministes (2018-19), the Claude-Courchesne grant for excellence in the Visual and Media Arts Master’s program (2017-18), the Anita-Caron/Institut de recherches et d’études feministes grant (2017-18), the Institut de recherches et d'etudes féministes grant (2018-19), and the FARE (Fonds à l’accessibilité et à la réussite des études) grant for academic excellence in graduate studies at UQÀM (2017-18 and 2018-19).