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.


(c)image: AMVK
Prober met filosofen: Descartes, 2000
Mixed Media , 42 x 29.7 cm
computer print on plexiglas and pvc, with magnetic back

(Prober with Philosophers: Descartes)

"These works are part of the whole process around Morele Herbewapening (Moral Rearmament), a Sex and Technology project, with the subtitle Veerkracht Thuis! (Resilience at Home!).

As HeadNurse, I took 96 images of women from my database and connected them with words from texts about possibilities for internal self-organisation, about thermodynamics and knowledge representation, about order in systems in a state of imbalance, about connectionist networks and about the representation of concepts and associations in general. Through a systematic use and reuse of images of women, from the first nude magazines to the Sexual Revolution, I activated an alchemical process in five steps. Starting from Baroque thinkers, all the way to Nietzsche. As HeadNurse, I am both the assistant of Nietzsche and the female counterpart of Big Brother."