David Balzer is a writer, editor and teacher based in Toronto. He has written about art and culture for numerous publications, including The Guardian, Artforum, The Believer and Camera Austria, and has lectured at universities, colleges and museums internationally. In 2015, Balzer was named recipient of the International Award for Art Criticism. Balzer 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. In 2017 he was BICI Arts Writer in Residence at the Banff Centre. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Canadian Art.