Thomas Kilpper was born in 1956 and lives in Berlin. He is an artist working with drawing, installation, sculpture, printmaking, photo and video. An important part of his practice is dedicated to the question of how political and social conflicts can be reflected through aesthetics. Can art develop any relevant suggestions not only for beauty but for social contradictions and conflicts? Thomas Kilpper is teaching as a professor at Bergen University.


A Lighthouse for Lampedusa

Installations in various sites

2008 ff.

A lighthouse equipped with a powerful beam could provide important support to those navigating at sea and reduce the danger of shipwreck. The light would also convey an important message to migrants: “We are here, we are not hiding”. For those living in Lampedusa the lighthouse could become a meeting place, exhibition space and a venue for conferences, concerts and other cultural events.