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.


19790000h kl (c)image: AMVK
Wittgenstein: (Sagt W) 2, 1979
Mixed Media , 36 x 40.5 cm
acrylic and felt tip pen on Darvic

(Wittgenstein: (Says W) 2)

"In 1974, after finishing my studies at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, I started reading Wittgenstein and the books of Marquis de Sade, and I took out a subscription for The New Scientist. It confused me that I didn’t encounter any women in the art history books whose example I could follow. Unconsciously, I suffered from the contradictions that society constantly imposed on me in all its facets, and also from the fact that much is being concealed. At that time I made a lot of work on PVC with abstract shapes and quotes on the future and meaning, in luminous colours, especially those visible only in UV light. These works are an impetus for developing my own logic."