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.


19910000o kl (c)image: AMVK
Met o.a. een hard lichaam, 1991
Series , dimensions variable
paint and plastic foil on trovicel on wood (with iron hinged joints)

(With, Among Other Things, a Hard Body)

"A series of four works of which only three are shown here, all in the format of a door. I bought the doors at DIY-shop Hubo. I made a mental striptease, starting from photographs my boyfriend at the time took of me in 1977. Each of these works is another interpretation of how you reveal yourself: half hidden behind a chink, doubled by a mirror, or open as a fan."