Marie Declerfayt

Botanical Bodies

Systems Trail

A Diet’s World

Cellular Encounter

Written Landscape


Soap transparency

Fascinated by the human body as a set of infinitely complex biological mechanisms, I use art as a translation tool between the microscopic and the tangible, the current and the speculative, the known and the to be discovered.

As bio-engineering and synthetic biology develop at a fast pace, I feel the urgency to reflect on these practices from another perspective and question the potential applications that could be made of these technologies. 

My practice is based on pluridisciplinarity and collaboration and I give a lot of importance to the research of the right media to embody a theoretical research and as a result transcend it.




2015-2019 : Bachelor of Arts, Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Food department

2017 September-2018 February : Erasmus, Angewandte Vienna, Stage Design department

2014-2015 : Cycle d’initiation à l’espace et à l’objet, foundation year in interior design, Ecole Camondo, Paris

2013-2014 : Classe préparatoire littéraire, foundation year in literature, philosophy and geography, Centre Madeleine Daniélou, Rueil-Malmaison

Licence 1 Philosophy, La Sorbonne


2018 September-2019 January : Internship, Maja Smrekar, Intermedia Artist, Ljubljana

2018 January-June : Artistic collaboration, Ying Deng, Phd Wageningen University, The impact of milk consumption on immune reactions

2018 January-May : Dimension Air, Neofuturistic Dinner, collective-department work, Mediamatic, Amsterdam

2017 September-November : stage designer,
Die Reise, Operntheater, Vienna

2016 July-August : internship : restauration
of 19th century pieces - temporary exhibition
setting, Tapestry Museum, Aubusson


Knowledge: AutoCad, Rhino, Photoshop,
Indesign, Illustrator
Basic skills : Premiere, After effect.

Good ceramics level
Basic skills in wood, textile, plastic and
metal working, 3D printing modelization


French : native speaker
English : full professional proficiency
German : good notions


Mold, A New Generation of Food Designers from Food Non Food in Eindhoven,
Thieu Custers, 07-11-2019

Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine, Autumn issue, Ya Graduates, Nicoline Dorsman, p91

Yatzer, Design Academy Eindhoven’s graduation Show 2019 explores Man and Society’s future, Eric David, 25-01-2020

Next Nature Network, Next generation : Exploring the vegetal cyborg, 20-01-2020


Graduation Show 2019, Campina Milk Factory, Eindhoven, October 2019

Ya presents, BNO, Sectie-c, Eindhoven, October 2019


Core 77 Design Award 2020, Student notable in the category Speculative design for Botanical Bodies

C-IDEA Design Award 2019, Selected list in the category Industrial design for Systems Trail