Arvid&Marie is a duo of artists, experience designers and technological adventurers always aiming to discover new ways to stretch our world. Together Arvid Jense (NL, MSc at TU/e) and Marie Caye (FR, BA Design Academy Eindhoven) collaborate on their shared passion for art and technology.

Through the use of interactive objects and performative story telling, Arvid&Marie use their collaborative effort to explore post-human theories, focusing their creative attention on practical cybernetics and autonomous machines. They believe that researching how humans express themselves, philosophically and technologically,  can lead to  long lasting, positive change.

Arvid&Marie are currently open for new collaborations, for intern applications and for artist residency invitations, get in contact here.



Arvid / 30-07-1988 (NL) / +31 (0)6 49804158

Marie / 27-05-1992 (FR) / + 31 (0)6 42852011

Nomadic / postal address Orionweg 26 / 2024TD Haarlem NL







Arvid Jense / Education


2013-2015 MSc Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
2009-2013 2009-2013 MediaMusic, ArtEZ, and honours programme, Enschede (NL)
2007-2013 2007-2013 BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Univeristy of Twente (NL)


Marie Caye / Education


2013-2017 Bachelor of Arts, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)
2011-2013 Bachelor Product Design, Boulle Institute, Paris, (FR)
2010-2011 Foundation Year, Institute of the image Estienne ESAIG, Paris, (FR)


Selected Shows


2019 “Full Body Smart Automatic Manipulator,” Resident solo show, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (CN)
2019 Future Food Today, showing “SAM 4.0”, Space 10, Copenhagen (DK)
2019 Geo-design: Alibaba, showing “Alibabaum Sortium”, Salone Del Mobile, Milan (IT)
2019 Edible Futures, showing “SAM 1.0”, Canada Agriculture Food Museum, Toronto and IDS Vancouver (CA)
2019 The Myth in the Machine, solo show and performance, Aotu space, Beijing, (CN)
2018 Guangzhou contemporary art Triennial, showing “SAM 2.0 & 3.0”, Guangzhou, (CN)
2018 ReShape, showing “Al¿ve and Bestiary of Autonomous Machines”, MU artspace, Eindhoven (NL)
2018 Geo-design: Alibaba, showing “Alibabaum Sortium”, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
2018 Exist, Vienna Design Week, showing “Flat People”, Vienna, (AT)
2018 Today’s art, showing “The Last Job on Earth”, The Hague (NL)
2018 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, showing “Bestiary of Autonomous Machines” and “SAM”, Istanbul, (TR)
2018 “Sound sculptures” performance with Ben Glas & Ines de Peuter, Blanc Space, Portland, (US)
2018 Nothing But Flowers, showing “SAM 2.0”, Lodz Art Center, (PL)
2018 Sancto Palato, showing “Pigstrument and Pig Suit”, Studio Gallery Budapest, (HU)
2018 Not For Sale, showing “SAM 3.0” and “The Last Job On Earth”, Salone Di Mobile, Milan, (IT)
2018 Frankenstein, showing “SAM 1.0”, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, National Museum, Leiden (NL)
2017 The Conductor’s Tale: Burobeukorkest, showing “Flat People”, TAC, Eindhoven (NL)
2017 Nexus World, showing performance “Me and My Device” with Clara Escalera, Fanfare, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Dutch Design Week, showing “The Last Job on Earth”, “Formonium”, “SAM 1.0” and “Pigstrument”, (NL)
2016 Prasinec exhibition showing “Pigstrument” + – 0,0 gallery, Žilina, (SK)
2016 Amsterdam Dance Event, showing “Formonium”, Compagnie Theater, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Bizarre Sound Creatures showing various works”Formonium” and “Pigstrument”, Eindhoven (NL)
2015 The Archive of Killed Darlings, showing experiment failures, TAC, Eindhoven (NL)


Notable Experiences




Curation, organisation experimental music program for De Fabriek art space, Eindhoven (NL)
2019 Artist in residence, Chronus Art Center Lab, Shanghai (CN)
2019 “Omninaut” experimental musical performances, touring in Bangkok, (TH)
2019 Artist in residence, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
2019 Artist in residence, Slow Train residency, (CN)
2018 Create-Out-Loud talkshow, organised for MU artspace with Jonas Atlhaus and Martina Hyunh (NL)
2018 Artist in residence, Wageningen University of Research and Science (NL)
2018 “Omninaut” experimental musical performances, touring from Joshua Tree to Portland (US)
2018 Guest teacher, Listaháskóli Íslands University of Art, Reykjavic, Iceland
2018 Artist in residence on performance “Omninaut”, United C, Eindhoven (NL)
2017 Moderators Debate series “On Human and Machine Collaboration”, DDW, Eindhoven (NL)
2017 “Omninaut” experimental musical performances for Onomatopee, touring in the Netherlands
2016 Artist performance for TEDxEindhoven
2016 Curation and organisation of “Bizarre Sound Creatures”, event on sound art and design, Eindhoven (NL)


In parallel of these activities, Arvid&Marie regularly give talks and workshops internationally.


Selected Press and Publications


2019 ArtLink, “6th Guangzhou Tirennial” mention of “SAM” and Arvid&Marie’s practice (International)
2019 De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019, “SAM” (NL)
2018 DAMN° November/December 2018 n°7, “Design Research” mention of “Alibabaum Sortium” (US)
2018 Clot Magazine, “Insight: Al¿ve” (International)
2018 Wageningen University Reasearch News, “Digital life form questions the definition of life” on “Al¿ve” (NL)
2018 The Design Writer, “Review: GEO-DESIGN – Alibaba exhibition” on “Alibabaum Sortium” (AU)
2018 Motherboard Vice, “These designers make the robots of the future with children and scientists” (NL)
2018 TEDx interview, “Catch up with Arvid Jense and Marie Caye” (NL)
2018 This Is Eindhoven, “Robot SAM is now working for Wall Street” (NL)
2018 La Republica, “Decentralized autonomous organizations” on “SAM” (IT)
2017 Design Indaba, “Marie Caye on SAM and bridging the gap between tech and design” (ZA)
2017 DAE Research Podcast, Explaining “SAM” (NL)
2017 GlamCult, interview with Clara Escalera, “Body Politics” issue #123, 2017 issue 2 (NL)
2017 VPRO Toekomstbouwers, The Dutch Future Builders cultural TV program, Arvid presenting “SAM” (NL)
2017 VICE Creators, “This Soda Machine is the boss of its own life” (NL)
2017 Neural Magazine, “Pigstrument, let the pigs play” review of “Pigstrument’ (IT)
2016 Cusp Online Magazine, feature Pigstrument (UK)
2016 Everyday Listening blog, The Pigstrument review (NL)
2014-15 Scientific publications, music and interaction, Awakening the Synthesizer Knob, WamBam, Eco-feedback


Notable Awards and Grants


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