Sophie Cavoulacos

Sophie Cavoulacos is Associate Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art, where she organizes moving-image projects across the museum’s cinemas and galleries. Recent exhibitions include the expanded cinema installation Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination (2020) and Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 (2017–18). She has been a programmer for the New Directors/New Films and Doc Fortnight festivals and leads Modern Mondays, MoMA’s artist’s cinema series, to which she has contributed programs with Emilija Škarnulytė, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Habibi Collective, Bernadette Mayer, Metahaven, Nazlı Dinçel, Monira Al Qadiri, Raha Raissnia, Alexander Kluge, and many others. Recent film exhibitions also include Currents: Re-Viewing Cineprobe, 1968–2002 (2019) and special projects with The Residents and Ken Okiishi. She is also active in the museum’s collection displays and was part of the curatorial team for MoMA’s 2019 reinstallation.


Rosine Mbakam, in Her Own Words

In 2007, at age twenty-seven, having already spent several years directing and editing audiovisual programs for broadcast, Rosine Mbakam left her native Cameroon to attend film school in Belgium. Here, Mbakam reflects on her experience in a conversation with Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator in the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.