Farid Fairuz took the Romanian cultural scene by storm in 2010 with his critical performances on capitalism, sexuality, cultural production and religion that sharply mirror failures of the local society. Until he reinvented himself as Farid Fairuz and assumed a fictional biography, the artist Mihai Mihalcea was one of the most active in the field of contemporary dance in Romania, after 1989. He initiated or he has been part of many of the projects that led to the international recognition of Romanian contemporary dance and he played a key role in the establishment of structures and institutions that have become landmarks of this area. Between 2005 and 2013 he has been the director of the National Dance Center in Bucharest. In 2006 he was nominated forParis-Europe Prix 2006 by Maison d’Europe et d’Orient, Paris. In 2013 Farid Fairuz was a fellow at Akademie der Künste in the Performing Arts section. In 2014 he co-curated the festival Good Guys Only Win in Movies at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.