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

20070000f kl (c)image: AMVK
Antisade, 2007
Mixed Media , 100 x 100 cm
plastic foil, acryl and spray paint on trovicel

"I made this work after a residency in Shanghai, where I tried to learn Chinese using children's books. After a few weeks, I had a sudden flash insight about how Chinese man relates as a body to his environment and to the language with which he masters reality. It is a typical work in the antiSade tradition, not anti-art, but an art that arises in parallel with everyday progressive art, yet can never be part of it."

− AMVK