The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that La Frances Hui will join the Museum as Associate Curator in the Department of Film, beginning October 13. In the role, Hui will serve as a strategic collaborator in driving the department’s extensive calendar of programs, exhibitions, collections and scholarship under the leadership of Rajendra Roy, the Museum’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film. She joins MoMA following 15 years at the Asia Society in New York, where she served as Film Curator and Associate Director of Cultural Programs.
“MoMA’s commitment to cinema has always extended beyond North American centers of production to include work from innovative international filmmakers,” said Roy. “La’s rich knowledge of Asian cinema, combined with her unique professional experience in program development and implementation, will afford us with critical opportunities to engage with a spectrum of moving image artists in ever more essential ways.”
Hui earned a B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University.