Selene States

Selene States is an artist, translator and editor for D’EST. She studied fine art, art history, theater and film studies at UC Berkeley, University of Heidelberg, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, UCLA and State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe. Her PhD in art and design at the Bauhaus University draws on practice-based approaches to dress studies and proposes the design and exhibition of an ‘authentic’ collection of modernist women’s pants from the interwar period. Her study of retro-nostalgic artifacts and narratives extends to States’ feminist performance, video, and installation practice, exhibited at the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, l’Aubette Strasbourg, Milton Keynes Gallery among others.