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
De 4 jaargetijden in Noorwegen, 1994
Series , 50 x 50 cm
acrylic on cardboard

(The 4 Seasons in Norway)

"This was part of my graduation work in graphic design in 1974. I made a background drawing of a town in Norway, with clouds in which a kind of angel or goddess spins time. For every season, I provided a translucent Plexiglas plate with adapted colour changes and crops.

As a small child, I really liked to walk through the plastic department of the Grand Bazar at Antwerp’s Groenplaats. All those replicas of objects in radiant colour ranges enchanted me. There was also my most artistic and very pretty aunt who in the 1950s completely dressed up her room in the parental house on the Turnhoutsebaan in Borgerhout with translucent plastic: that made a big impression on me.

For a long time, I’ve read fairy tales, and in the Norwegian legends and legends I found an intriguing alternative to the Bible and its Genesis with Adam and Eve."