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 / AMVK

2015 the walfare state vexhibition view photo m hkaclinckx7 (c)image: M HKA
Ward, disturbed. Ward, quiet, 2013-2015
Mixed Media , 124.5 x 3000 cm
digital print and mixed media on plexiglass, mounted on wooden frame

HeadNurse, figure of thought as well as an alter ego, recurs throughout AMVK’s more recent work and references both hierarchical social institutions and the need to cure our inner demons and heal the world. She is an explicit presence in the textual elements of the work Ward, disturbed. Ward, quiet (2013–15), which also features some digitally modified samples from AMVK’s collection of pre-sexual revolution erotic photographs.