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.

AMVK: Texts & Publications

(c)image: AMVK
7 Stripverhalen (7 Cartoons), 1976
Series , 20 x 26 cm each
silkscreen on paper, edition of 100

Andermans ongeluk laaft (Schadenfreude)
De vrijheid wenkt in de lucht (Freedom Beckons in the Air)
Een nieuwe; slechts als er 1 afvalt… (A New One; Only if 1 Falls off...)
Het leger waakt (The Army Wakes)
Leve de non-konformisten! (Long Live the Non-Conformists!)
Uit de lucht komt het geluk (From the Air Comes Happiness)
Waarom nog mannen? (Why Still Men?)

"This was my first act as a conscious artist. Every comic strip shows a position I take. About overpopulation, craving for the good that might fall from heaven, friendship, the utopia of emigrating to space, regret, betrayal and deception, and recuperation of someone else's misfortune."