Ioana Păun (b. 1984) is a director. She works on subjects related to the behaviors of turbo-capitalism. All Workers Go To Heaven (Theatre Royal Stratford East, Londra 2012), Economia Disperării (The Mexican Museum in Chicago 2013), Indicele de Indignare (Letca Nouă and MNAC 2013) confront contemporary dystopias and imagine possible situations in which the participants end up co-existing for a limited period. Since 2012, Ioana has been working on a visibility platform for the “affection industry”, together with artists, journalists, nannies and housekeepers. Recently, Ioana joined an international collective of artists and programmers that develop ways of hijacking cultural production systems, shifting focus away from the creator onto users and subjects. Presently, Ioana is undertaking her PhD and researches the possibilities of art democratization and the extension of participative forms into reality.

Xandra Popescu works as an artist, writer and film maker. She studied Dramatic Writing at the National Theatre and Film University in Bucharest and has a a background in Political Science. Her work looks at personal issues from a political and poetic point of view. She has co-written three films together with Sfefan Constantinescu: Family Dinner and Six Big Fish aswell as several other scripts and plays. At the end of 2012 she shot her first documentary film Pink Saloon. She sometimes works under the name Soyons Impossible together with artist and performer Larisa Crunțeanu. Together, they power Atelier35 – a project space in Bucharest, committed to expanding the boundaries of contemporary art. Currently, Xandra lives and works in Berlin and Bucharest.

Laura Ștefănuț is a freelance journalist who worked for România liberă newspaper and Digi 24 TV station. She is presently collaborating with DoR magazine, Casa Journalist and the German media. She was the first journalist who wrote about the abuses of Filipino domestic workers in Romania. In 2013 she documented the issue in the US, with the help of a DoS grant.


Catalin Rulea (n. 1979) este artist si muzician. Traieste si lucreaza in Bucuresti.

A studiat grafica la Academia de Arte Bucuresti unde este si masterand. Din 2006 este membru fondator al formatiei Pixels iar din 2009 membru si frontman al formatiei Toulouse Lautrec.

Ca artist a avut mai multe expozitii, cele mai notabile fiind la Kunsthalle(Viena), Werkleiz Society (Halle), Cooper Gallery (Dundee), Fotogalerie (Viena), Bucharest Biennial, Rex Cultural Centrum (Belgrade).

Este membru fondator al Centrului de Introspectie Vizuala si a lucrat impreuna cu Alina Serban, Arnold Estefan si Anca Benera in cadrul galeriei CIV si al Asociatiei PPLUS4. Tot in cadrul PPLUS4 a realizat conceptul grafic al cartii Evacuarea Fantomei (Studio BASAR – 2010) si al cartii Ion Grigorescu – “Omul cu o singura camera” (Steinberg Press 2013).

Ca art director a lucrat pentru companii precum Y&R, Publicis, Grey Worldwide, Next Advertising sau DRAFTFCB fiind premiat Epica, AD Print, Golden Drum, Golden Hammer, Ad’Or. Tot in cadrul acestei industrii a realizat coloane sonore pentru spoturi publicitare, spoturi radio, fotografii si web design.

Ca muzician a publicat “Fire Exit” (lastradamusic – 2008) cu Pixels si “Heroes” (A&A Records – 2011) / “Extraordinar” (SoftRecords – 2013) cu Toulouse Lautrec. A cantat pe scene de festival cu nume ca UNKLE, Sofa Surfers, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Deus, Casiokids, Xiu Xiu, Fenech-Soler.

A compus si performeaza live muzica a trei piese de teatru: Declar pe proprie raspundere (Green Hours 2011 – regizor: David Schvartz), Capete Infierbantate (CIV 2010 – David Schwartz) si “Nu ne-am nascut in locul potrivit – David Schwartz si Monica Marinescu. A colaborat cu Ioana Paun la proiectul performativ – Indicele de indignare (2013).

din 2006 lucreaza sub pseudonimul creativelaboratories.


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