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.


19820000c kl (c)image: AMVK
Le Mal, la Morale et le Sentimental: Liggen, Staan, Zitten, 1982
Series , dimensions variable
acrylic, felt tip and collage on plexi with iron tripod and electric wire

"I distilled the movement of the human motives behind every action that is not linked to propagation or maintaining the species. These motives always include a starting point, an elaboration and a conclusion, as well as the fact that in the elaboration of things, the sum of the starting point, the starting point plus the conclusion, and the elaboration itself, are always included. I made this series for an event in Paris, to which I had been invited by squatters who unfortunately were prematurely expelled from their exhibition space. I then showed the work in the group exhibition Actuele beelding (‘Current Imaging’) at the International Culture Centre (ICC) in Antwerp."