Stadium Projects (established 2015) is an artist collective comprised of Joshua Peder Stulen, Monte Masi, and Lex Kosieradzki that focuses on stadiums and their roles as sites for cultural production. Looking at the relationships that communities have to stadium development and place making, their mission is to address how stadiums project affect into urban space. Through fieldwork and historical research, the collective formulates inquiries and dialogues that engage with ideologies of the commons, cultural capital, historicization, psycho-geography, and urban development.
Joshua Peder Stulen (b. 1986, Spicer, Minnesota) received a MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts in 2015 and a BFA in sculpture from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, in 2009. The predominant focus of Stulen’s artistic practice is the cultural role of sports, recreation, and leisure within society. Using performance, site-specific events, installations, sculptural interventions, and museum studies, he explores the ways in which social forms, places, spaces, and ideologies are developed in relation to these fields. Stulen has exhibited at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (2015), Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2015, 2014), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2015), Art in Odd Places, Indianapolis (2014), the Lumberyard, Marfa, Texas (2014), the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2014), Sports Basement, San Francisco (2014), Art of This, Minneapolis (2009), and the Soap Factory, Minneapolis (2009), among other places. He lives and works in San Francisco.
Lex Kosieradzki (b. 1989, Minneapolis) is an artist and writer based in Oakland, where he is a studio member of Real Time and Space. He works primarily in text, sound, and performance, but also sometimes makes sculptures, videos, and installations. He received an MFA in social practice from California College of the Arts (2014) and a BA in sculpture and art history from Marlboro College, Vermont (2011). Kosieradzki has exhibited and performed at City Limits Gallery, Oakland (2015), the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2014), the For-Site Foundation, Nevada City, California (2014), e-flux, New York (2013), and Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2012), among other places. His writing has appeared in Anamesa, Writing Without Walls, and in the forthcoming book Procession for the Extracted.
Monte Masi (b. 1983, Adelaide, Australia) is a performance-based video artist. He received an MFA in social practice from California College of the Arts (2015), and an MA in visual arts (2012), a BA in visual arts (2007), and a BA in education (2005) from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He has exhibited and performed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2015), the Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia (2015), Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne (2014), Agora Collective, Berlin (2013), Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2012), SASA Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (2011), FELTspace, Adelaide, Australia (2010, 2009), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (2009), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia (2008), among others. He lives and works in Oakland and Australia.