Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and scholar based in New Orleans whose work focuses on Carnival and processions. As a curator for the 7th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2008), she organized SPRING, a procession inspired by political demonstrations and carnival processions, hailed as one of the biennial’s highlights. As a guest curator for the 2nd Cape Town Biennial, South Africa, Tancons organized A Walk Into the Night, a procession inspired by the processional and musical traditions of the Cape Town carnival against the background of the forced removals of the 1960’s. Tancons was the Associate Curator for Prospect. 1 New Orleans and Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. She is currently a member of the curatorial committee and curator for Harlem Biennale.