• Xandra Popescu

    Xandra Popescu is the curator and producer of the screening program D’EST Prologue: O’ Mystical East and West. She works as a writer, filmmaker and curator in Berlin and Bucharest. From 2012 to 2016, together with Larisa Crunțeanu, she has led Atelier 35, one of the most active project spaces in Bucharest. She has a background in Political Science and Philosophy and studied Dramatic Writing at the National Film and Theatre University in Bucharest. Popescu has written for cinema and works as a filmmaker at the intersection between the narrative and the visual. Currently she is in the process of setting up Eroika, a production framework for female artists and directors from the former East.


  • Vlad Anghel

    Vlad Anghel is the assistant curator and co-producer of D’EST Prologue: O’ Mystical East and West and works as a multidisciplinary artist in Berlin and Bucharest. His practice is located at the intersection between art, design and technology. He studied Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. In his work, he often appropriates obsolete 3-D aesthetics as well as surrealist references and creates virtual environments that can be described as magical realism.

  • Dana Andrei

    Dana Andrei worked as a research assistant for D’EST Prologue: O’ Mystical East and West until July 2016. She was part of the team for the curatorial program Salonul de Proiecte (initiated by Alexandra Croitoru and Magda Radu, together with Ștefan Sava) between 2012 and 2015 and has been collaborating in various forms with the curatorial team of Atelier 35 (Xandra Popescu and Larisa Crunțeanu) since 2015. She is the editor of the publications Dear Money and In Search of the Social Body of the Soviet Artist by Tatiana Fiodorova. Together with Sorin Popescu and Raluca Voinea, she is the founder and editor of Corner Magazine.

  • Chloe Stead

    Chloe Stead is the copyeditor of the D’EST Prologue: O’ Mystical East and West online platform. She is a critic and writer based in Berlin.