Casper de Jong  -interdisciplinary artist

“Boutjes, moertjes, stekkertjes, snoertjes”
(De Huilende Rappers)

Casper de Jong is an interdisciplinary artist and master prototyper from Utrecht who works within the fields of technology, visual art and theatre.

Through a light-hearted approach, Casper takes technology out of its original context and shows how strange our connections with technology often get. Whether it is through building robots that endlessly perform the same task, an installation that constantly tracks his own mobile screen time or a flute that whistles a tone based on its user's facial emotions, Casper’s work invites you to think about your relationality with technology by focusing on the element of play. Through play, we can open up, and feel freer to explore and interact with our surroundings in new ways. Building upon the concept of the ‘homo luden’ Casper’s works highlights the often overlooked aspects of technology that lend it to become a creative and playful tool. In executing his artistic practice Casper often realises full exhibitions in which a specific theme is dealt with. Within these exhibitions Casper often situates elements of play and wonder, in doing so Casper questions the standards we have come to associate with the gallery.

Casper’s graduation work ‘The Factory of the Future’ (2017) was nominated for the ‘Gemeente Utrecht Prijs (Utrecht municipality price, where the 5 best projects from every graduating art student were chosen) and right after designed and curated an exhibition for the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. At the beginning of 2018 the exhibition ‘ROBOTS’ opened in de Vrijstaat, which Casper designed together with SETUP. His self-playing robotic flute (2018) was displayed in the museum Speelklok, Utrecht, from September 2018 until March 2019. In November 2018 the installation ‘SWEATSHOP’ premiered, which he made together with fashion designer Floortje Wijnands as part of the project ‘Installation48’ commissioned by Oneseconds and SETUP. In 2019 he started to work on a pottery robot based on the pottery scene in Ghost(1990) as part of the year program ‘Unchained Melodies’ by SETUP. Multiple new autonomous projects started in 2018 and 2019. Casper does occasional readings and workshops about Robots, robots and society and robots in schools, etc.

Selection of works exhibited



01/12/2022 – 31/12/2022 TSCHK, BZZ, PLNG v1.2 Exboot, Utrecht

21/10/2022 – 05/11/2022 Sorry not Sorry Machine, Arti Et Amicitiae BIG DADA 2022

24/09/2022 – 30/10/2022 Libel & Videoinstallatie Nadat ik je vond, Nijverheid

12/08/2022 – 13/09/2022 With(out) me Kloof United, Kunsthal Kloof, Utrecht
05/08/2022 – 15/08/2022 TSCHK, BZZ, PLNG Solo exhibition Kvart, Split (HR)
20/01/2022 – 20/06/2022 Casper’s Ex Science Gallery Melbourne(AUS)


11/11/2021 – 09/01/2022 Libel, Connected media festival Hoofddorp

05/11/2021 – 05/12/2021 Sorry not Sorry Machine Bibliotheek Utrecht

05/11/2021 – 05/12/2021 Sorry not Sorry Expositie Bibliotheek Utrecht

08/11/2021 – 12/11/2021 Casper’s Ex & Zelfspelende fluit Art Tech Tour, Dordrecht

14/11/2021 – 12/12/2021 ManMade Mountains are Nothing but Streams & BzzBzz, Kunsthal Kloof Utrecht

14/11/2021 – 12/12/2021 ‘I have to recalibrate who you are to me’ Duo exhibition in Kunsthal Kloof, Utrecht

23/09/2021 – 23/10/2021  Casper’s Ex, CPN Art+science festival Belgrade (SRB)

15/08/2021 Pottenbak Robot, Nijverheid Utrecht

30/08/2021 Sorry not Sorry Expositie, Nijverheid Utrecht

03/05/2021 – 23/08/2021 Take me home, Waterdicht Expositie Fort Maarseveen


19/11/2020 – 21/12/2020 – Sorry not Sorry, Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht

Diverse data in de eerste lockdown: Vingerverven met een robot, live op Twitch

08/03/2020 – Algoritmisch Historisch Museum, Gemeentehuis Groningen

22/01/2020 – 22/01/2020 – Pottenbak Robot, The Art of Physics, Veldhoven

20/11/2019 – 20/03/202 The Green Arcade, TonTonClub 3, Amsterdam


16/11/2019 Pottenbak Robot – RE:CONNECT, Utrecht

10/11/2019 Pottenbak Robot – Le mini Who, Nijverheid Utrecht

05/11/2019 – 26/11/2019 – Algoritmisch Historisch Museum, Gebouw van Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken en Justitie, den Haag

31/10/2019 – Algoritmisch Historisch Museum, Verkadefabriek, Dataweek den Bosch

14/10/2019 : 27/10/2019 – Algoritmisch Historisch Museum – Werkwarenhuis, den Bosch

19/10/2019 – Pottenbak Robot – Dbieb festival, Leeuwarden

04/10/2019 – Pottenbak Robot – Betweter Festival, Utrecht

22/09/2019 : 06/10/2019 Algoritmisch Historisch Museum – Atrium, Den Haag

02/10/2019 – Pottenbak Robot- Sciencemakers, Utrecht

05/09/2019 – 09/09/2019 Casper’s Ex – Ars Electronica, Linz(AUS)

28/09/2019 – 29/09/2019 Pottenbak Robot – Maker’s Fair, Eindhoven

24/05/2019 – 25/05/2019 Pottenbak Robot – Spring, Utrecht

21/05/2019 – Pottenbak Robot – Night of the Nerds, Eindhoven.

15/03/2019 – 17/03/2019 Zelfspelende Robotfluit – MetaMarathon, onderdeel van de IMPAKT Zone, Düsseldorf(DE)

15/03/2019 – 17/03/2019 Casper’s ex – MetaMarathon, onderdeel van de IMPAKT zone, Düsseldorf(DE)

14/04/2019 – Pottenbak robot, Culturele Zondag, Utrecht

13/01/2019 – Soep installatie, SOL, Utrecht

21/09/2018 – 03/02/2019 Zelfspelende Robotfluit – Robots Love Music, Museum Speelklok, Utrecht


14/09/2018 – 02/12/2018 ROBOTS expositie – RobotLove, Eindhoven

25/09/2018 – 04/11/2018 ROBOTS expositie – Bibliotheek, Utrecht

17/11/2018: Highlight Festival Delft – SWEATSHOP

18/09/2018 – 04/11/2018 – INSTALLATION48: Een project georganiseerd door Oneseconds en SETUP

04/11/2018: INSTALLATION48 Presentatie – Domtoren, Utrecht

29/09/2018: INSTALLATION48 Prototype showcase – BYOB, Nicolaïkerk, Utrecht

02/02/2018 – 01/04/2018 Robots, in samenwerking met de Vrijstaat en SETUP. Een grote expositie in de Vrijstaat over robots en antropomorfisme