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The Team

 

Savina Tarsitano

savina@espronceda.net

Savina Tarsitano (Co-Founder) is an artist from Calabria, Italy, who lives and works between Italy, Belgium and Martinique, Caribbean island. Her research hinges on the concept of “landing-place”. She has spent creative periods in “theme-sites” like islands, abbeys, castles all over the world. She is member of the European Cultural Parliament, ambassador of the Rebirth project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and founder of the project “Creativity in Motion” for a social integration through art. Savina is partner of espronceda and in charge of developing the activity programs, the European partnerships as well as curator relations.

Henrik Sprengel

henrik@espronceda.net

Dr. Henrik Sprengel (Co-Founder) is a serial entrepreur with experience with converting ideas into real businesses, since a decade. Based in Barcelona he feels truly European. His conviction that the EARTH without art would be “EH” makes him a strong believer in art & culture and in espronceda.

Holger Sprengel

holger@espronceda.net

Dr. Holger Sprengel (Co-Founder) is an art lover. He holds an MBA, PhD in Law. Holger is supporting corporate- and private partnerships as well as financing issues. With many companies founded both in the digital and bricks&mortar sector he engages in Espronceda being positive that art and culture is to make the earth a better place.

Alejandro Martín

alejandro@espronceda.net

Independent curator, art collector, artist, scientist, business executive and philantropist.
He is cooperating with Espronceda since 2015 as curator and strategic advisor for international development and cooperation with major Art Institutions and Universities. Developing programmes of inter-disciplinarity of Arts, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship: ACT UTOPIA LAB and now managing the cooperation of Espronceda in the Consortium of project Mindspaces/ STARTS lighthouse pilots, Horizon2020. European Commission. Alejandro believes strongly in the transformative power of Art and Humanism on the technological development, knowledge creation and social wellbeing.

Maria Mantzakou

maria@espronceda.net

Maria Mantzakou (Project Manager) After working several years as content and coordinator manager for virtual and museological projects,  currently manages the artistic projects of Espronceda Center for Art & Culture. She is leading the selection of resident artists giving support to the residencies  and collaborating with the staff and curators, as well as preparing the expos.

Vitor Schietti

vitor@espronceda.net

Vitor Schietti (Cultural Manager) dedicated himself to photography for over ten years in Brazil. After several solo and collective exhibits and a few awards, Schietti was looking for wider horizons in the art market. He came to Barcelona in 2017 where he met Holger Sprengel and the amazing Espronceda. From the background of running a photo studio in Brasilia he accepted the challenge of taking over the management of an Art and Cultural Center, where he currently works and contribute to a network of artists, curators and art admirers all over the world.

Gabriel Muñoz Moreno

gabriel@espronceda.net

As a technology advocate, architect, urban planner, and entrepreneur, Gabriel graduated with distinction at Harvard University in his Masters in Energy & Environments, laureated with the best thesis. He is now the Director of LAIA Lab at New York where design is mixed with biodiversity to create holistic infrastructure solutions and socioeconomic opportunities, captured in novel built environments. Gabriel has presented in venues such as the UN-Habitat III. His achievements include the Jacques Rougerie Foundation Laureate, ARCH+ Planetary Urbanism Award, Real Colegio Complutense Harvard Fellow, and Casa de Velazquez

João Queirolo

queirolo@espronceda.net

(Media Center Manager) Originally from the advertising market, Joao Queirolo establishes in Spain to study photography. After several experiences at management of photo studios in Barcelona, he joins Espronceda in November of 2017 and performs a radical change in our artist’s studio. Since then he is responsible for taking care of our resident artist’s needs, social media feed, event producing and other tasks as Assistant Manager.

Clara Bellido

Clara Bellido (PR Manager). As managing director of a PR agency (LemonGrass Communications), she has extensive experience in communication campaigns for clients from different sectors, at a local, national and international level. She currently coordinates the communication and PR of the exhibitions and events of Espronceda Center for Art & Culture.

c.bellido@lg-media.es

Wilma Rojas  

Project Manager

Gunnar Sprengel

Project Manager

Ivan Luengo

Web-admin & Designer