Marie Caye is a visual artist, performer and designer from Auvergne based in Rotterdam and a part of the former duo Arvid&Marie. She is fascinated by the notion of hybridity as a way to hold opposing forces, dualities or incompatibilities. This exploration often happens on the stage set by decay and disappearance.

In one aspect of her practice, rooted in her home mountains, she reinterprets fading local iconography in drawings, installations and performances opening up the tension between conservative extractive logics and yearning for difference, change and communion.

Another facet of her practice connects to her current surroundings. She explores the idea of technology as a strange autonomous synthetic realm, scouring the land collecting videos where humans disappear or cyborg found-material sculptures where the synthetic and the organic are undistinguishable.

By holding these tensions, her work brings the question of what lies in between, in the ambiguity: the grey zones, the obsolescence and the interstices.

Marie Caye is currently open for new collaborations and for artist residency invitations, get in contact here.



Marie Caye / 27-05-1992 (AV)

+ 31 (0)6 42852011 / hello@mariecaye.com

Schepenstraat 50 B2, 3039NK Rotterdam, NL






Marie is born in Auvergne, she graduated from the school of Boulle in Paris and from the Design Academy Eindhoven. She was a resident at the Jan Van Eyck academy in Maastricht from 2020 to 2021.


Marie’s practice as well as her duo practice Arvid&Marie is being exhibited worldwide by Art institutions and Design institutions such as Chronus Art Center Shanghai (CN), Gasworks London (UK), The 6th Guangzhou contemporary art Triennial (CN), Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven (NL), Salone Del Mobile Milan (IT), Schloss Hollenegg for Design (AT), 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (TR) among others.

In parallel of these activities, Marie regularly teaches, gives talks and workshops in the Netherlands and internationally.






2022 Future Material Bank, Thereafter
2020 Al¿ve for Props 32, Props Paper #032, (US)
2019 Art Link, “6th Guangzhou Triennial review”, on “SAM”, (AU)
2019 Full Body Smart Automatic Manipulator, Nichons Nous Dans L’Internet #10, (FR)
2017 Design Indaba, “Marie Caye on SAM and bridging the gap between tech and design” (ZA)






2018 Talent Development Grant from Creative Industries (NL)
2017 Melkweg Award Winner for “SAM The Symbiotic Autonomous Machine” (NL)