<h1 class="page">RAJENDRA ROY</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first"><a href="/about/letterfromglennlowry">From the Director</a></li> <li><a href="/about/history">Museum History</a></li> <li><a href="/about/ps1">Affiliation with MoMA PS1</a></li> <li><a href="/about/building">The Future MoMA: In Progress</a></li> <li><a href="/about/trustees">Officers and Board of Trustees</a></li> <li class=" selected"><a href="/about/senior_staff">Senior Staff</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/about/senior_staff/glenn_lowry">Glenn D. 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In collaboration with colleagues at MoMA and partner institutions, he has organized exhibitions including <i>Bruce LaBruce</i> (2015), <i>Wim Wenders</i> (2015), <i>The Weimar Touch</i> (2013), <i>The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule</i> (2013), <i>Tim Burton</i> (2011), and <i>Mike Nichols</i> (2009). For the Museum’s imprint, Mr. Roy authored (with Anke Leweke) <i>The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule</i> (2013).</p> <p>Mr. Roy is a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented annually with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He has also served on numerous juries and selection committees for organizations such as the Sundance Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Gotham Independent Film Awards. In addition, he has nominated individuals or works to be recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and the New York State Council on the Arts, and has curated programs and lectured at events worldwide.</p> <p>Previously, Mr. Roy served as Director of Programming (2002–06) and Artistic Director (2006–07) for the Hamptons International Film Festival. From 2004 to 2008 he was the sole American member of the Competition Selection Committee of the Berlin International Film Festival, and he continues to serve as an advisor to that festival.</p> <p>From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Roy worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in a variety of positions in the Film and Media Arts Program, collaborating with curators to coordinate film, video, and new media exhibitions in New York, Bilbao, and Berlin. Exhibitions included <i>The Worlds of Nam June Paik</i> (2000); <i>Between Shadows and Light: Italian Cinematography</i> (2001); and <i>Drama Queens: Women Behind the Camera</i> (2001). From 1996 to 2000, he was Executive Director of the MIX Festival, one of the world’s largest experimental film and video festivals.</p> <p>Mr. Roy graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a BA (1994) in political science and French literature. He has contributed to <i>Empire</i>, <i>Frieze</i>, <i>indieWIRE</i>, <i>Moving Pictures</i>, <i>Turbulences Video</i>, and other publications.</p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="column-c"> <div class="box"> <img alt="Rajendra Roy" height="239" longdesc="Photo by Peter Ross" src="/images/about/seniorstaff/roy.jpg?1495057417" width="205" /> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>