The Art Encounters Foundation is an independent cultural institution, which was set up in 2015 by Ovidiu Șandor, art collector actively involved in the contemporary art scene of Romania, member of The Russian and Eastern European Art Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Modern Museum, London.
Nathalie Hoyos experiences include curatorial work at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn and the Belvedere in Vienna, Austria, advising in cultural politics and collection strategies.
Rainald Schumacher was responsible as chief curator and director for the Goetz Collection in Munich, Germany, and also as curator for contemporary art at the Art and Exhibition Hall. He has been director of Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, and at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. He worked as studio manager for Gerhard Richter in Cologne, Germany.