Collaboration 2.0 Symposium

Heather Goodchild & Naomi Yasui

Heather Goodchild is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist exhibiting since 2002. She most recently exhibited at Museum London (London, ON) as part of Embodiment alongside Joanne Tod, Suzy Lake, Shelley Niro, Betty Goodwin, and Thelma Rosner. In 2017 she collaborated with Lisa DiQuinzio on She Shells at Modern Fuel (Kingston, ON) and continued her collaboration with Naomi Yasui, Last is First, at Eastern Edge (St John’s, NL). Goodchild exhibited at the Textile Museum of Canada in 2013, was the Artist-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2012 and in 2014 was a resident at Cité des Arts Internationale, Paris through the Canada Council for the Arts. Alongside her studio practice, Goodchild works with musicians on videos and album art, including Bahamas, Matthew Barber, Feist, Chilly Gonzales, and Doug Paisley.

Naomi Yasui is a process-based artist working in Toronto and exhibiting since 2009.  She most recently exhibited at Support (London, ON) as part of What Things Are For.  In 2017 She continued her collaborative project with Heather Goodchild, Last is First, at Eastern Edge (St John’s, NL).  Yasui’s latest solo exhibition Chapter IV: Painting with Fire was presented by ESP Gallery (Toronto) in 2014 and was granted an artist-in-residence placement at Guldagergaard in Skælskor, Denmark that same year.