Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (also known as AMVK) is an artist of singular complexity. Born in 1951 in Antwerp, where she still lives and works, she has been active since the 1970s as a visual artist, graphic designer and performer. She has always been a pioneer. She should, first and foremost, be considered an artist for the future. AMVK’s practice is truly interdisciplinary.

M HKA wants to introduce Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven to a wider audience as an innovator of forms and interpreter of moods - as oxygen of the whole society.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Anne mie van kerckhoven 1988 (c)image: AMVK
Atman/Wombman, 1988
Mixed Media , 370 x 244 x 0.3 cm
silkscreen paint and plastic foil on Trovicel with iron hinges

"This is a painted collage on PVC of which I connected the three parts with an iron hinge: here, the woman manifests herself as an elementary force. Two books were an inspiration for this work: Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy by Mary Daly from 1984 and a recruitment booklet of The Order of the Great Companions, in which I discovered the Sanskrit word Ātman (self, soul)."

− AMVK