ArtSync.ca is a dynamic online sanctuary for all those interested and involved in Canadian art: its creators, conspirators, critics, and cheerleaders. We’re working on content to supplement the archive we maintain of our affiliated television program, striving to excite and inform our audience about the local visual arts scene.
ArtSync TV is Toronto’s visual voice for contemporary art. Grounded in an awe for the art of this city, we’re committed to following, sharing, and celebrating the best of it with our Roger’s TV -Toronto and online audiences. Each week’s episode features brief interviews and clips from recent gallery openings and art events, and longer, in-depth discussions with artists or arts professionals.The show airs every Friday night at 10:30 on channel 10, with clips and uncut material available online shortly thereafter.
ArtSync is now officially registered as as a not-for-profit organization.
The ArtSync Team Comprises…
JUNI CUNEYT BIROL – Executive Producer
After starting his business life with a Master’s degree in architecture, Juni soon leapt to the fast-paced world of advertising, marketing and corporate promotion. He has worked for companies including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Mobil, Unilever, and for all three bids for the Istanbul Olympics. As a photographer he has participated in many solo and group exhibitions. His directorial accomplishments include over forty documentaries for Turkish Airlines and the award-winning documentary “Breath”.
MICHAEL HANSEN – Host
Michael holds an MFA based in installation and sculpture from Toronto’s York University. His practice is concerned with the interstice between audience and artwork, and particularly with noise as a catalyst for its elimination. He programmed a music/outside jazz/noise morning radio show in Toronto for over twenty years, and his art has shown extensively in Canada and abroad since 1985. He currently performs as an Electro Acoustic Improviser.
BARBARA ISHERWOOD – Host
Barbara Isherwood has an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto, where she currently teaches in the School of Continuing Studies. Her writing has been published in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, FiberArts, Metalsmith, Studio, Raw Vision and more. She has a particular interest in photography and fine craft, and was awarded the Ontario Craft Council’s Critical Craft Writing Award in 2005. Besides the visual arts, her other great passion is music, which is the focus of her program Catwoman Radio, heard Wednesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.
SHARI ORENSTEIN – Host
Shari has Masters of Architecture degree from Princeton University she also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Studies from York University.
Over the past two decade she has focused on building a personal collection of Canadian Art. It has been her main focus to study and collect primarily contemporary works by Canadian Artists and in so doing she has come to know many gallerists and artists in Toronto. She has traveled extensively visiting art fairs and galleries throughout, much of Europe and including; New York, Art Basel Miami, since its inception, and most recently The Berlin Art Fair. Toronto has a world class Art Scene and she has attended as many art events as possible in this city. It is her goal to make a personal and meaningful contribution to the local art community in Toronto.
TALI DUDIN – Host
After attending several educational institutions, Tali abandoned the pursuit of a formal degree – but not the pursuit of knowledge. Her wide sphere of interests include life-drawing, writing and mycology.
PATRICIA GORA – Host
In 2010 Patricia joined the Ryerson University faculty as an Instructor in the School of Early Childhood Studies teaching various courses in visual arts, literacy development, technology and curriculum planning. Since 2006 Patricia has worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario as a museum educator. She has designed educational studio-art experiences in the form of workshops, courses, and summer camp programs that compliment in-gallery exhibits and explore theoretical and technical aspects of art making. Her teaching practice focuses on the symbiotic relationship between creativity and learning and how creativity may be encouraged in children. Patricia’s current research interests include studying yoga as a vehicle for mind-body integration to support children’s ability to focus in combination with art as a means to represent their inspiration.
Heather is a freelance writer, emerging curator, and professional dabbler in the arts. Holding a BA in Contemporary Studies and History (University of King’s College, Halifax) and an MA in Philosophy and the Arts (SUNY Stonybrook at Manhattan), she currently lives and works in Toronto.