The people


  • Elia Sabato


    Elia Sabato 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.

  • Henrik Sprengel


    Dr. Henrik Sprengel 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.

  • Savina Tarsitano


    Savina Tarsitano 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.

  • Holger Sprengel


    Holger is cofounder of espronceda and 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.