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

19910000f kl (c)image: AMVK
5. Effect, 4. Factor, 3. Reflex, 2. Instrument, 1. Principle, 1991
Painting , 244 x 122 x 0.3 cm
silkscreen paint and plastic foil on forex on wood

"The original is a found image of a naked woman from a soft porn magazine. It is an odalisk, waiting at the telephone. I have doubled the image on itself and added abstract elements, coloured, highlighted areas. The numeration has been inverted, going from from 5. to 1.

Normally, you produce instruments from a principle, which after a while become automatic reflexes, which then become a factor of your identity, which ultimately has an effect on the outside world. All these elements will pop up when, as a woman, you show stereotypical behaviour, so that you unconsciously become a channel of assumptions."

− AMVK