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Selene States is a British-American artist, design scholar, and translator based in the UK and Germany. She studied fine art and art history at UC Berkeley, Heidelberg University, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, UCLA and the State Academy of Fine Art Karlsruhe, where she completed her diploma as valedictorian in 2010. Her academic texts and art practice deal with the performative embodiment and aesthetic dimensions of feminist discourses. The following institutions have hosted her work: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (D), Milton Keynes Gallery (UK), Djerassi Institute California (USA), l’Aubette Strasburg (FR); she has held recent talks at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design in New York. Entitled The Political Timeline of the Pantsuit, States’ Ph.D. at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, deals with fabricating the pattern archive as a fashion collection for the contemporary art museum and involves designing a collection of pantsuits based on paper patterns from the interwar period.