Gesine Arps


“My passion for everything that affects me is transformed into art”


Gesine Arps was born in Hannover, Germany on November 3, 1964.

She is the second daughter of Helmut Arps and Helga Arps born Fischer. She attended the laboratory school called “Glockseeschule” (previously called Summerhill) in her native town. Her mother encouraged her to take up art and so she began to participate in art exhibitions at a very early age in Hannover.

At twenty she moved to Urbino, Italy where she completed her art education at “Accademia 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 experementing 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 the art gallery Selective Art of Paris since 2010 and exhibits worldwide. Her works are part of numerous public and private collections.



Poetry reading and presentation of works “Gesine Arps presenta la sua poetica e opera pittorica”, Circolo Bianchini, Fano – Italy


  • Exhibition “AMI”, Mizen Fine Art, Paris – France

  • Exhibition “Disobbedienza”, Nori de’ Nobili museum, Palazzo Leopardi Ripe di Trecastelli, Ancone – Italy

  • Exhibition, Trigonia Museum, Sala Gagliardi, Noto (Sicile) – Italy


  • Exhibition “Tourbillons enchantées”, gallery Mizen Fine Art, Paris – France

  • Exhibition Sistema Museale di Palazzo Bracci Pagani, galerie Diana Art, Fano – Italy

  • Exhibition “Il bisonte”, Fiac Art, Paris- France

  • Exhibition University of Helsinki -Sweden

  • Exhibition Krol collections, Lucerne – Switzerland


  • Exhibition at Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno, Florence- Italy

  • Exhibition  at ‘’Sistema Museo’’, Fano – Italy

  • Exhibition at Mizen Fine Art gallery, Paris -France

  • Exhibition at Société Générale subsidiary Louvre, Paris –  France


  • Exhibition de Nöel, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice – Italy

  • 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Casablanca – Morocco

  • Exhibition, Atri contemporary art gallery, Atri – Italy

  • Participation in IFITRY Residence for Artists, Essaouira Contemporary Art Center, Essaouira – Morocco


Exhibition “Voyages ver la lumière”, gallery Cavou, Padue – Italy


Trade Shangai and Shenzhen – China


“Io Amo – Ich liebe” Gallery “Artissima“, Abano Terme (PD), directed by Chiara Marangoni – Italy


“Meraviglia” galerie Artespressione, directed by Matteo Pacini Milan – Italy


  • “Geheimnisse der Schöpfung” cultural center Englische Kirche, direktes by Reimund & Marlies Boderke Bad Homburg – Germany

  • Solo Exhibition – Gallery “Selective Art”, Paris – France

  • “La colomba” performance, Andrieskerk, Amerongen – Germany Domkerk, Utrecht Holland ; Paris, Pont Neuf – France


“Taube – La colomba e il dolce sentire”, presentation of the sculpture at the Upper Basilica Square of Assisi, Assisi – Italy

Solo exhibition, Kamer op Rozendaa – Holland


  • “La Dolce vita” Gallery “Il Sogno”, Amerongen – Holland

  • Installations at Art Hotel, Wuppertal – directed by Roswitha Bethe – Germany


  • “Dedicato… alle terre di Pesaro Urbino” Frontone – Italy

  • Fermignano, Bramante Gallery- Italy

  • Scuderie del Castello di Rastatt- Germany

  • Theatre “Trionfo”, Cartoceto (Pesaro-Urbino)- Italy

  • Galerie XIX, Holzminden – Germany


“Sentieri Incantati” Palazzo del Capitano di Bagno di Romagna (Forlì-Cesena), directed by Marisa Zattini – Italy


  • Solo Exhibition (painting and sculpture), gallery Kunsthof Gloriana, Wallenstedt – Germany

  • Stories, paintings and sculptures, Palazzo ex Monte di Pietà di San Felice del Benaco, Brescia, dirette by Vanda Sabatino, arrangement by Augusto Pompili – Italy

  • Solo Exhibition at “Associazione Culturale La Parada”, Brescia – Italy

  • “Il mio 40° compleanno” exhibition at theatre “Trionfo”, Cartoceto (Pesaro-Urbino) – Italy


Solo Exhibition (painting and sculpture) chez le Musée Duingen, Germany


“Opplà” at “Associazione Culturale Studio d’Arte”, Brescia, directed by Vanda Sabatino – Italy


  • Exhibition and performance at “Bravo Caffè”, introduced by Antonio Faeti, Bologna – Italy

  • “Metamorfosi” Studio Cavalieri, Bologne – Italy, text by Dede Auregli


Casa Bicker, Hameln – Germany


Gesine Arps, galerie d’art “Palazzo del Ridotto di Cesena”, ed. Il Vicolo – Interior Design di Cesena, directed by Marisa Zattini, text by Dede Auregli – Italy


“Giallo”, Oratorio delle Zoccolette, Pesaro – Italy


Galerie Bongartz & Partners, Hannover – Germany


  • Hardware Gallery – Londres

  • Claudio Panni Design, Fano – Italy


Galleria Comunale dell’Immagine, Palazzo Gambalunga, Rimini – Italy


Galerie Girschner, Worpswede – Germany


Galerie Norddeutsche, Künstler, Bremene – Germany