Carlo Tuason is an aspiring curator, arts programmer, and singer-songwriter. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati and College Conservatory of Music. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere at the University of Southern California.
His interest in curatorial practice and arts programming stems from his background in Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy work and his desire to utilize art to build community and incite political change. His previous research focused on how power dynamics and political messages were coded through imagery into political cartoons of the Philippines and the United States during the American occupation of the Philippines. His research interests include Asian/Asian American art, the impact of imperialism and colonialism on the colonized (in particular the Philippines), political propaganda, political theory, queer visuality, and the effect of music/sound on perception.