The State of L3 ® was an international network of artists active between 2010 and 2020. The collective blended different artistic media and disciplines. As an art collective The State of L3 was the result of a network of different artists from the African Diaspora working together internationally through the following of a shared ideology and aesthetics.

The name of the collective was inspired by the African L3 human DNA haplogroup. L3 played a pivotal role in the history of the human species, because migrants carried it around the globe, inaugurating an intercontinental migration that eventually settled every major land mass on Earth. That group gave rise to every non-African DNA haplogroup.