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

2018 amvk photo m hkacc  2 (c)image: AMVK
Belgisch Spleen: Alle grond is weg onder de voeten (Bezwering van een verhuisdepressie), 1993
Installation , dimensions variable
one channel video installation with child's desk, chair and framed photograph, dimensions variable

(Belgian Spleen: No Ground Left under My Feet (Warding off a House-Moving Depression))

"In 1992, I collected all the ideas and reflections that I wrote down from 1974 up till then in a Brepols bookkeeping agenda for income and expenditure. I classified all the notes per day in the month, to find out whether the occurrence of certain spontaneous thoughts is subject to the specific moments in a year. I hoped to discover an evolution or system in the seemingly chaotic storm of thoughts and inspiration. The overwriting and listing inspired me to work on a series of works about the struggle between concept, language and image."

− AMVK