David Liss

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, David Liss is a curator, writer and artist currently living in Toronto. From 2000 to 2020 he was Director, Curator and Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. From 1995 to 2000 he was Director and Curator of the Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal. During the early 1990s he contributed art and music reviews to the Montreal Gazette, Vice, Canadian Art, and other publications. Since the late 1980s he has organized, curated, written texts and essays, published books and developed interdisciplinary programs for numerous exhibitions and projects in Toronto, Montreal, and venues across Canada and internationally.

In 2018 David curated the exhibition Beautiful Scars: Mohawk Warriors, Hunters & Chiefs at the Art Gallery of Burlington, which was also presented at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in 2020.