David Balzer is an author, editor and educator based in Tkaronto/Toronto. He has written about art and culture for numerous publications, including FriezeThe Guardian, the Globe and MailArtforumThe Believer and Camera Austria. In 2015, he was named recipient of the International Award for Art Criticism. He is the author of two books: a short-fiction collection called Contrivances (2012) and Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (2014/15), winner of London ICA Bookshop’s Book of the Year. From 2016 to 2019 he was Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Canadian Art.


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