Jamil Hellu is a visual artist based in San Francisco, working primarily with photography and video installation. His projects revolve around representations of identity, particularly engaged in exploring interpretations of queer sexuality.
His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Advocate, and VICE. He is the current recipient of the Fleishhacker Foundation's Eureka Fellowship Award. Hellu received the Kala Art Institute Fellowship and was selected for the Artist-in-Residence Program at Recology San Francisco. He was awarded the Graduate Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts and was granted a six-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Hellu holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Art Practice from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.
He teaches photography in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.