Kaspar Dejong

I would like to put light on the following. The poles I took out of a trash container and mistook for industrial urban objects were in fact art works made by Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir. I hereby would like to credit Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir for her work and apologise for the inconvenience I caused her by using her poles assuming that they were damaged signs from public space. I hope by sharing the facts of this story that I have provided a broader perspective on the situation. I unintentionally and without ulterior motives used her artwork. Also I want to thank Birna for adding the additional information to her statement. 

Birna’s sculptures had been misplaced in a shared storage space in our studio complex and were still missing when she moved out of her studio.I found the sculptures in the trash container of the studio complex, believing them to be discarded industrial objects. It was never Birna’s intention to throw these works away and not my intention to use another artist’s works as my own. 

Due both to the Covid-19 outbreak and personal events the returning of the sculptures was delayed. The returning of the works should've been taken better care of and handled more accurately. I am glad to solve the matter in a friendly way, that the works have returned to Birna, the situation has been resolved and we can leave it behind us. 

Birna Björnsdóttir @b__i__r__n__a

Image: Comp Ass, 2016, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir

You can see more of her work at www.asgerdurbirnabjornsdottir.info


Kaspar Dejong, Maastricht(1995)
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Currently studying Master Fine Arts, At Sandberg Institute.
2014-2017 Willem de Kooning academy, Rotterdam
2015-2016 Escola Massana, Grau Universitari en Arts i Disseny, Barcelona Spanje

*Quarantine covid 19, Online exhibition curated by Xaci Ceerre, with Abel Iglesias, Carl Otto Linde, Adrian Castaneda, Amaya Suberviola, Anne Holm, Aske Hyldborg, Eliot Mowes, Eloy Arribas, Ibon Landa, Idir Davaine, Jorge Isla, Josep Maynou, Luce, M.A Erba, Mikel Ruiz Pejenaute, Milena Rossignoli, Miquel Falgas, Nacho Tusquets, Rosh, Sasha Missfeldt, Sergio Gomez, Teo Konukhov, Vincent Spek. Wu Han. 2020
*Stay at home, Online exhibition curated by Kaspar Dejong, with Tom Volkaert, Ide Andre, Ciro Duclos, Gloria Avgust, Nasbami, John Padrino, Willemeike Brand, Arthur Boer, Marria Prats, Jakob Kolb, Jim Mooijekind, Christian Thomsen, Christian Roncea, Raul Paez, Philip Zrenner, Monty von Richthofen, Boldisar Szentezki, Milena Anna Bouma, Mees van Rijckevorsel, Natacha Mankowski, Guidetti & Raul Paez. At home. 2020
*Outer limits, Singular Art, with Mees van Rijckevorsel, Maarten Nico, Hans van Haalen. Nijmegen. 2020
*Tecla Sala, with Raul Paez, Adeleida Antunez Eguarbide, Jakob Kolb, Jose Luis Barouero, Jose Manuel P. Ferrandez, Amara Nasira, Stefano Stati, Denis Ortis. Barcelona. 2020
*Art Rotterdam, Solo/Duo at Josilda da Conceicao gallery, with Bart Stolle, Rotterdam. 2020
*Sandberg Fine Art Department @Neverneverland. Amsterdam NL. 2019
*Influence the Influencer, Torch gallery, with Thomas Trum, Thijs Sweers, Casper Braat, Nasbami, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze, Ciro Duclos, Nienke Koster en Safira Tailor. Amsterdam NL. 2019
*Big art, Josilda Da Conceicao Gallery. 2019.
*De-transform, Josilda Da Conceicao Gallery. With Christian Thomsen. Amsterdam NL. 2019
*Mythes, Cwart gallery. With Berndnaut Smilde, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Joshua Wechsler. Knokke, BE. 2019
*Dapiran, with Lisette Schumacher & Jeffrey Dunsbergen, Amsterdam. 2019
*Art Rotterdam Solo/Duo at Josilda da Conceicao gallery, with Stephanie Beachler, Rotterdam. 2019
*Gloss Gallery, Tel Aviv. 2018
*This Artfair, Amsterdam. 2018
*Gwidettis world, ISO, Group show with Guido van Amelsfoort, Mylena Bouma, Mees van Rijckevorsel, Amsterdam. 2019
*Traffic gaze, DSM kunstcollectie. Sittard. 2018
*Bong a long, ISO open studios, Amsterdam. 2018
*M:OED, groupshow, Moed ofspace, Maastricht. 2017
*LIL, Brickfive gallery, group show with Jakob Kolb, Jose Manuel, Raul Paez, Vienna. 2017
*Animals of adult sobriety, Duo show with Jelte Reinders at Slash gallery, Rotterdam. 2017
*Graduation show Willem de Kooning academy, Rotterdam. 2017
*Urban labour, performance with Raul Paez, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. 2016
*Synthesis for survival, Groupshow with, Jakob Kolb, Jose Manuel and Raul Paez at Gallery The floor, Barcelona. 2016
*Quatro Matao$$ y Dos $ubnormales, Cera 13, Barcelona. 2016
*Stateless democracy, BAK Utrecht. 2016
*Duo presentation with Jelmer Konjo Kunstuitleen, Rotterdam. 2015 
*Showroom RR, Rotterdam. 2015 Rooms, Hairmitage, Rotterdam. 2015
 *Performative painting, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht. 2012

2017 Brickfive, Vienna, Oostenrijk


Hart Magazine (BE), Zomer Expo in DMW Gallery. 2020
De Limburger, DSM. 2020. 
ArtMagazine(BE), Barstolle & Kaspar Dejong, Josilda Da Conceicao. 2020
Het parool, Influence the influencer, 2019
Mister Motley, "Dit is een vertaling". 2019
The Void magazine, Subbacultcha. 2019
Cwartaal. Kunstmagazine. 2019
Galleryviewer, By Yuki Kho & Ko van het Hek. 2019
Lost painters. 2019
Sum shots magazine. 2018
DSM traffic gaze. 2018 
INDIE magazine. 2017
Tijdschrift het ei, #53 Uitstellen. 2017
Creators Vice, Graduates 2017
Mister Motley,  Graduates. 2017

Nationale Nederlanden NL,
DSM Kunstcollectie, Nl
MUMC Maastricht, NL
Dagblad de Limburger, NL
private collections. NL


Studio Adres: Iso
Isolatorweg 17