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.


Amvk 2018 photo m hkacc 1 photo m hkacc  2 (c)image: M HKA
Morele herbewapening gestoffeerd, 2005
Object , 4 x (94 x 50 x 55 cm), 1 x (94 x 50 x 62.5 cm)
upholstered (arm)chairs

(Moral Rearmament Upholstered)

"Following a jubilee exhibition at the Industry, Labour and Textile Museum in Ghent, there was the possibility to design fabric that was to be woven on historic industrial textile machines from their collection. As part of my HeadNurse-project, I chose to make upholstery in green and black, laced with lurex. I had the oak chairs that I inherited from my grandmother upholstered with it. The kaleidoscopic result, when combined with some of my 96 geërotiseerde concepten (96 Eroticised Concepts), became an allusion to the prima materia, the essence out of which which women live and work."