Meet Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, a creative powerhouse hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, where she continues to live and cultivate her artistry.
Born in 1951, Van Kerckhoven has been a force in the art world since the early '80s, churning out a wide array of works spanning from drawings and paintings to digital and video art. Her creations are uniquely characterized by a robust feminine presence, where the sensual merges with machinery fetishism.
As she embraced the digital revolution in the '90s, Van Kerckhoven's medium evolved from handmade paper to computer graphics. Her tools of expression now often include images sourced from soft-porn magazines, which she skilfully manipulates on her computer. Throughout her oeuvre, she consistently pairs images with text, amplifying the bold narratives of her female figures.
Van Kerckhoven's fascination with science, artificial intelligence, and their intersection with art is a significant aspect of her work, displayed through her intuitive and associative approach. Moreover, music has an influential role in her creative process. Alongside her husband, Danny Devos, she has been a prominent figure in Antwerp's experimental music scene under the band name Club Moral.
For over three decades, Van Kerckhoven's work has been championed by Zeno X Gallery.
Her artistry has led her to solo exhibitions across the globe, with her work being showcased at Fridericianum in Kassel, Kunstverein Hannover, Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, and Kunsthalle Bern, to name a few. Moreover, she has been part of group exhibitions at renowned institutions like ICA in London, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, and Yale Union in Portland, amongst others.
A testament to her impact on the art world, Van Kerckhoven's work continues to inspire and intrigue audiences worldwide.