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: Film

AMVK's video and filmworks combine the various aspects of her work in a fascinating way. Presented in a minimalist frame of black-and white or monochrome fluorescent elements, they enhance the embodied experience of her images. In an accelerared rhythm, AMVK projects her computer-processed drawings, alternated with text material. This combination of word and image explores certain themes such as the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (De vier uitersten ['The Four Extremes']' 1984) or the mysterious deregulating fifth force (Maybe this time I win, 1989). A text fragment such as "Unde Malum?" deepens and reiterates her fundamental enquiry into the origin of evil, among other things. This enquiry is also visualised, very strikingly, in the video Terezin (1995): black and- white images, computer-processed phorographs and drawings, show the vulnerable nudity of woman versus the ravages of war, to the melancholy rhythm of a melodious female voice. In the video Re-Pain (1999), AMVK, to the rhythm of the music, goes back to the abstract world and number combinations of her early drawings and returns to the idea of fighting pain with pain. Via a slow shift of form into form , she develops an ecriture automatique that investigates origins, including the origin of language.

— Hilde van Gelder, Sint-Lukasgallerij, Brussel, 2001