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: Works

(c)image: AMVK
Object , 237 x 160 cm
carpet, tufted

"The design is the computer print Maeterlinck, one of my 19 Filosofische ruimtes (Philosophical Rooms). This work was executed as a ‘tufted’ carpet. The interior is one of the salons in my parental home that served for decades as a banquet hall for the Antwerp well-to-do bourgeoisie. We could hear and smell the parties, it was part of our daily existence. We lived as a family above this specific part of the banquet halls. I’m hanging from the ceiling, together with two friends from a later stage in my life."