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

Schermafbeelding 2017 09 28 om 17.27.30 (c)image: AMVK
Fashion & Perversity, 1997
Mixed Media , 36 x (12 x 25 cm)
paint on tapisplein-samples

"A series of 36 drawings on small thick samples of floor carpet. I derived the title from the newly released biography of punk legend Vivien Westwood. I copied 36 recent fashion silhouettes from Vogue, each inspired by a word from the biography, in which fairly frank language is used. Each word in this collection of drawings is also part of the figure’s outfit. The 36 figures were given a magnetic back and were shown in and on an open iron industrial locker. As such, they form part of the third cycle of my HeadNurse exhibitions, which carry the name De vereiste finesse (The Required Particular)."

− AMVK