Iulia Popovici is a Romanian journalist, performing arts critic and curator, editor for the performing arts section at the Observator cultural weekly magazine (Bucharest), and has written 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 edited two bilingual books, commissioned by the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, on New Performing Arts Practices in Eastern Europe (Cartier, 2014) and The End of Directing, the Beginning of Theatre-Making and Devising in European Theatre (Tact, 2015). In 2016, she published The Elephant in the Room. A Guide on the Independent Theatre in Romania (IDEA Design & Print/ColectivA, Cluj).
She has been curating dance and theatre showcases and festivals. Since 2011, she has been co-curator of the Independent Performing Arts Platform (Temps d’Images Festival, Cluj).