Andreea Mihaiu is a graphic designer. Since 2014, she is developing, alongside Mihai Popescu and Andra Pavel, the GRAPHO_MAT studio (for design, manual bookbinding, stationery and silkscreen printing).
After graduating from the Graphic Design department of the National University of Art Bucharest, Andreea worked for a while in advertising. After completing this chapter of her life, she started the GRAPHO_MAT studio where she is still working each day binding books, creating visual identities, printing paper, drawing, folding together with her two hyperactive colleagues.
She participated twice at the Most Beautiful Books contest in Romania (2012-2014)and won the Prize for Young Desiner and for typographic experiment. This year, she is placed currently among the other 40 finalists with the book Atelier Street Delivery.
Vlad is a film director, film producer and, he recently started his own rock band.
Since 2008 he has been the leader of the Anim'est Festival team. In 2011 he initiated the Animation Worksheep educational platform for young Romanian and Moldavian animators, which has been developing constantly ever since, aiming to become Romania’s first animated film school.
After graduating from the Film Faculty, part of the National University of Drama and Cinematography in Bucharest in 2006, he filmed and directed an extreme sports TV show (2007 – DNX Miorița Extremă), TV commercials, corporate films, a short movie for children (2008, Code Red) and a documentary (co-directed and co-produced with Andrei Tănase) about the young kite-runners who live and play on the walls of Ankara’s citadel (2009-2010 - Kings of the Castle). This documentary is filmed partially with a mobile phone, this being Vlad’s favorite part of the movie, since the kids themselves have had the chance to film some parts of it and show their personal view of Ankara’s world.
Currently he is producing and directing TV commercials and corporate films, he is working on a documentary project started in Kosovo, in 2011, about the segregated European cities, and also he is developing two short animated films for which he plays the role of co-director, co-writer and co-producer.
Also, he is working on maybe the most personal project yet, a rock album, alongside his friends and colleagues, Radu Pop and Andrei Tănase.
Born on May 25th, 1977, Matei Câlția is the curator and director of the Possible Gallery in Bucharest.
He graduated from the National University of Arts Bucharest with a diploma in Painting.
In 2001 he initiated an art gallery project named deINTERESE, and two years later, in the same place, he started the Possible Gallery.
He has been the Possible Gallery’s director since the year 2003. He has worked with well-known Romanian artist such as: Anca Benera, Matei Bejenaru, Irina Botea, Ştefan Câlţia, Ion Dumitriu, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Ion Grigorescu, Gili Mocanu, Dan Perjovschi, Roman Tolici as well as with
theoreticians and curators such as: Vladimir Bulat, Oana Tănase and Ştefan Tiron, invited to be part of the Gallery’s projects.
The curatorial activity has been doubled by an editorial one. The books that he contributed to as a redactor, editor and/or publisher: INV 0028-0955 (2004), Detaliu - Ștefan Câlția (2004),Desene Recente - Roman Tolici (2006), Situaţii, Matei Bejenaru (2007), Steampunk Autochrome, Nicu Ilfoveanu (2007), Petite Histoire (2009), Ștefan Câlția. Locuri, (2014), Nu-mi place numai marea, dar și muntele! (2014). He also played a major role in publishing author books and object books:
Groapa de gunoi, Ion Dumitriu (2007), Bucureşti, Bruxelles, Chişinău, Dan Perjovschi (2008), Ştefan Câlţia - Desene pentru Herina (2008) , I II III IV V VI VII povești cu Ștefan Câlția (2013).
In 2014 he won ex aequo the prize for the best publication at the Bun De Tipar Gala (Good for Printing Gala) for the book I II III IV V VI VII povești cu Ștefan Câlția (2013) (I II III IV V VI VII stories with Ștefan Câlția (2013).