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.


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Transkamer, 2015-2018

Transkamer was the title of the first production of the artist collective FERDNND, founded in february 2014. The concept of the performance was conceived by Louis Van der Waal, Mauro Pawlowski, Sigrid Damen, Anja Perisic, Céline Felga and AMVK.
Originally Transkamer was born out of their shared fascination for all-round artist Roland Topor. His novel Le Locataire chimerique (The Tenant), 1964, was the starting point. The main character, a timid young man, moves into the apartment of a woman who has just jumped out of the window. The man is driven to despair by the bullying of his new neighbours.
The piece also found inspiration in the images of the Chilean filmmaker and comic book author Alejandro Jodorowsky with his chaotic universe of Christ figures, alchemists and circus artists.
As a background to the performance, AMVK designed this ever-playing slide cycle.