Daniel Popescu - Creator & Connector

Characterized by an effervescent spirit with a larger-than-life vision, I’m focused on creating positive, meaningful, and intense experiences. Swimming in a sea of captivating opportunities, I leave sufficient room for spontaneity, so that I find myself connecting the dots in shrewd ways.



Daniel Popescu portrait EC

artistic director, curator

Lights On Romania (2018 – present)

Cluj Never Sleeps (2017 – 2020)

Quantum Questions (2019)

Transylvania International Music and Art Festival – TiMAF (2014)

project manager

Cultural and Community Programs Coordinator at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (2014 – present) | Annual projects: Expo Maraton (2014 – present), Graduates’ Exhibition (2015 – present)

ArtiViStory / Artistic Visual Storytelling- creative documentation research project (2020)

volunteer, representative, community builder

Vicepresident – Culture portfolio @ Youth Federation Cluj / FTC (2017 – present)

Vicepresident @ UniversitArt (2017 – present)

Vicepresident – International Affairs portfolio @ Romania Youth Council / CTR (2014 – 2016)

President @ University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca Student Union / ASUAD (2011 – 2014)

student, evaluator

Doctoral studies in the field of visual arts @ University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (2014 – present)

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Visual Arts – Photography, Video, Image Computer Processing @ University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (2009 – 2012; 2012 – 2014)

University study programmes and institutional evaluator on behalf of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education / ARACIS delegated by ANOSR (2013 – 2020). Member in the ARACIS permanent specialty commission for Arts, Architecture, Urbanism, Physical Education and Sports (2017 – 2020)


Personal, national exhibitions

in[visible] II, installation, Sala Polivalentă, Cluj-Napoca, during “Untold Art”, 2017
In-Between, Portal, installation, “Electric Castle Arts”, Castelul Bánffy, Bonțida, Cluj, 2017
in[visible], installation, video, Casa Matei Corvin Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, 2017
Mirror Street, installation, Iuliu Maniu Str., Cluj-Napoca, during Com’on Cluj, 2016
Mirror Trip, installation, “Untold Art”, Sala Polivalentă, Cluj-Napoca, 2016
RGB.Network, installation, video, Casa Matei Corvin Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, during “Expo Maraton I”, 2011

Group, national exhibitions

Shattered, installation, “Digital Instigator”, Vitrina 413 & ZAIN 2017 – Unraveling Design, Cluj Napoca, 2017
Private Conversation, installation, “It’s Happening Now!”, TiMAF Concept Space, Cluj-Napoca, 2014

Selections in national and international film festivals (shorts, experimental) during MA & BA studies

Fields of Interest

New Media, Light Art, Scenography | Networks and ecosystems development | Artistic direction | Artistic research


Higher education | STEAM education | MOOC and mass education | Quality Assurance | Digital integration


Cultural management | Festivals | Entrepreneurship


Environmental protection | Youth empowerment | Community building