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.


19810001l kl (c)image: AMVK
(kunst/wetenschap) = (logica/toekomst): OK, 1981
Mixed Media , 15 x 15 cm
paint on plexi

((art/science) = (logics/future): OK)

"I worked on Plexiglas and PVC because it was a societal trend in the 1970s to reject plastic, since it didn’t perish. For me, plastic seemed to be the ideal medium to make art, precisely because of its perpetuity. I’ve always loved plastic, and I used it in an urge to make beautiful things. Yet I made things other people sometimes found ugly. There’s anger and a kind of protest in these works. I use signs that bear the future within themselves, I use new ways of thinking and representing, things which are autonomous. The notions of shape and colour, as separate entities, are being replaced. This is the beginning of a research on information."