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: Works

5 bis 19820400a (c)image: AMVK
Woman with Green Hair, 1982
Other , 40.5 x 42.5
Paint on Plexiglass

"I made images of female figures at the installation 19 Enochian Keys vs. 39 Steps of A. Hitchcock: in a hardcore haidressers’ salon in London, I hung ten transparent plastic folders on rubber wires. The folders represent the 19 Enochian Keys. These keys are each represented on one side of a map by an image combination of myself, buildings, hypnosis and trance.

The film 39 Steps/19 Keys is part of this. In it, I make a comparison between the demonic directing manners of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock on the one hand, and the 19 ways to call the devil on the other hand."

− AMVK