Iulia Popovici is a performing arts critic and curator based in Bucharest. She is also an expert for Romanian and EU cultural programmes. In 2016, she was counsellor to the Romanian minister of Culture.
She has published extensively about the alternative performing arts scene, collectives and artists in Romania and Eastern Europe, the social challenges of contemporary arts and the shifting in working practices. She is one of the founders of ATIC (Association of Trans-sectorial Independent Cultural Workers), an advocacy organisation also offering tax and legal support to self-employed cultural workers.
In 2011-2018, she was co-curator of the Independent Performing Arts Platform (Temps d’Images Festival, Cluj). She has curated a number of showcases and programmes of independent performing arts in Romania and abroad. The most recent publication: Metaphor. Concept. Protest. Performance Art in Romania and Moldova (with Raluca Voinea; Idea Design & Print/tranzit.ro, 2017)