ANNE-MIE VAN KERCKHOVEN

"Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven studied at the Academie in Antwerp. She has heen displaying her drawings, paintings, installations, film animations and interactive digitalia since 1975. In 1982 she set up Club Moral, together with artist and life-companion Danny Devos, a project which explores the outer edges of industrial noise. In the beginning of the 1980s she was an ’Artist in residence’ in the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence In Brussels, where her fascination for the way the brain works and the origin of language was reinforced. In this context she explored the domain of the subconscious and she situated herself in a tradition where science and art meet. She lectures at the Academie in Ghent and she is a permanent tutor at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. In 1994 she represented Belgium in the exhibition Art and Electronic Media in Europe in Hong Kong, in 2004 she was awarded with the Prize for Culture of the Flemish Community. She exhibited, among others, at De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), the Museums for Contemporary Art SMAK (Gent) and Muhka (Antwerp) and the Kunsthalle in Bern." (argos festival 2005 catalogue)

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