The Museum of Modern Art in New York has hired La Frances Hui as an associate curator in its film department. Hui has worked for the last 15 years at Asia Society, where she was the film curator and director of cultural programs. Her specialties include Chinese silent films, New Wave Iranian, and contemporary Thai. She was also a co-curator, in 2013, of the Asian American International Film Festival.
In a statement, Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s chief curator of film, said: “MoMA’s commitment to cinema has always extended beyond North American centers of production to include work from innovative international filmmakers. 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.”