(*1956, Stuttgart, Germany)
Thomas Kilpper is an artist working preferably site-related and with a wide range of media - installation, sculpture, graphics, photography, video. He studied Fine Arts at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Nurnberg, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt on Main/Städel. He lives and works in Berlin and Bergen. Kilppers art projects are known for interfering into different fields of social issues and conflicts. Since 2006 he is running the independent gallery space after the butcher in Berlin.
Solo projects include: Fragments from Cologne, Nagel Draxler Gallery, Cologne, 2020, A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!, Bozar, Museum for Contemporary Art, Brussel 2016, Contemporary Footprints, National Gallery Oslo 2015, SPEECH MATTERS, Pavilion for Revolutionary Free Speech, Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; State of Control, former Ministry for State Security (Stasi), Berlin (2009); .
Thomas Kilpper is represented by Nagel Draxler Gallery (Cologne/Berlin). Since 2014 he is Professor of Art with emphasis on printmaking at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design at the University in Bergen.