Heidi Barkun is a chronically ill and disabled transdisciplinary artist who recently moved to the Laurentians. She has a Master of Arts in Visual & Media Arts and Feminist Studies (UQAM, 2020), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concordia, 1999) and a Bachelor of Science (McGill, 1995). Her artworks have been shown in Canada, the United States, Europe and South America, and are included in the National Bank Collection and the Senvest Collection of Contemporary Canadian Art. Her projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Réseau québécois en études feminists (RéQEF). She has presented her research at academic conferences in Paris, New York, Aalborg, Vienna and Montreal. She is the 2020 laureate of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.

Heidi is currently an artist in residence at the McConnell-Université de Montréal Research-Creation Chair on the Reappropriation of Maternity. Réappropriations Acte 1, a travelling exhibition that foregrounds the research of the three artists in residence will be presented online and at three Université de Montréal libraries (de la santé, des sciences infirmières and des sciences) from September 15 to January 16, 2023. Her Bronfman fellowship exhibition, פרו ורבו (P'ru Ur'vu / Soyez féconds et multipliez-vous / Be Fruitful and Multiply), was presented at Projet Casa, Montreal in October 2022, and her travelling exhibition, LET'S GET YOU PREGNANT!, will be shown at Centre d'exposition de Val d'Or from February to April, 2023.