David Balzer currently resides in Toronto. In addition to writing and editing, he has worked as a secondary and postsecondary teacher and tutor for many years.
Balzer has written about art and culture for numerous publications, nationally and internationally, among them The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Artforum,Toronto Life, The Believer, and Modern Painters. Balzer has worked in an editorial/publishing capacity for TorStar, TIFF and others, in addition to his five years at the Canadian Art Foundation as Associate Editor and, now, as Editor-in-Chief. He has contributed to monographic publications on artists such as Michaël Borremans, Janet Werner and Margaux Williamson, and has lectured at universities and colleges across Canada and elsewhere.
Balzer has written two books, a short-fiction collection called Contrivances and the recent critical study Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else.