Elia Sabato (Co-Founder) is an artist from Lecce, Italy, and cofounder of Espronceda. He moved to Barcelona to have – in addition to Rome – another base of his creativity. He also designed the encontArte studio place and coordinates the artistic issues of Espronceda.
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.
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.
Dr. Holger Sprengel (Co-Founder) is an art lover. He moved to Barcelona, the city he loved, in 2006, and holds an MBA, PhD in Law. Holger is responsible for corporate- and private partnerships as well as financing issues. With >15 businesses 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.
Vitor Schietti (Cultural Manager) dedicated himself to photography for over ten years in Brazil. After several solo and collective exhibits and a few awards, such as the Photo District New Awards 2016 for his series Impermanent Sculptures, Schietti thought it was time to make a shift in his life, so as to not remain in his confort zone. Looking for wider horizons in an artistic and professional career and pursuing his passion as a rock climber he came to Barcelona in 2017, where he met Holger Sprengel and the fantastic 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.