Gesine ARPS


Gesine ARPS was born in Hannover, Germany on November 3, 1964. She is the second daughter of Helmut ARPS and Helga ARPS, born Fisher. She attended the laboratory school called “Glockseeschule” in her native town. Her mother encouraged her to take up art and so she began to participate to art exhibitions at a very early age in Hannover. At twenty she moved to Urbino, Italy where she completed her art education at “Academia Raffaello” studying in the Ceramics department with professor Paolo SGARZINI. In 1990 she met the fashion designer Piero GUIDI and created a series called “Magic Circus”. During her stay in Italy she had many opportunities to exhibit her work even abroad and participated to Italian artistic events and exhibitions one after another. In this busy period, in 1994, the artist broadened her artistic research, not only dedicated to painting but experimenting different expressive forms and media, using the most unusual materials in performances and installations. In 1990, she met her husband, architect Alessandro Campilongo. They got married in 2007 and have been living in the Marche region with their two children ever since. She has been working with MIZEN Fine Art International of Paris since 2010 and exhibits worldwide. Her works are part of numerous public and private collections.


2017   Installation “I doveri delle spose”, LOVE & VIOLENCE exhibition, Padue, Italy

2016   Permanent exhibition at MIZEN Fine Art International

2016   Internationnal Biennale for Contemporary Art, Casablanca, Morocco

2016   IFITRY Contemporary Art center of  Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco

2015   Gallery Cavour, Padoue, Italy

2010   Court of Cologne, Germany

2009-2011 Sculpture installation Colombe   Assisi, Italy/Andrieskerk, Germany/Domkerk et Utrecht, Netherland/Paris, France

2006   Rastatt Castle Stables, Germany

2004   Palazzo Salvi et Palazzo Olivia, Sassoferrano, Italy

2003   Duingen Museum, Germany

1998   Rome-Italy Mosaic realized for the metro station as part of an international contest

1996   Trasanni-Italie Permanent Installation of a sculpture for the restoration of public gardens