EDUCATION
2010 MFA Art Practice - Stanford University, CA, USA
2003 BFA Photography - San Francisco Art Institute, CA, USA


RESIDENCIES
2015-2016  Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA   
2014           Recology Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco, CA, USA
2010-2011  Graduate Studio Fellow, Headlands Center for the Arts - Sausalito, CA, USA
2008           Cité Internationale des Arts - Paris, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 Jamil Hellu: Together, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA  (forthcoming)
2017 Shopping Carts, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, CA

2016 Once Upon a Time, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, CA 
2016 All Ways Lead to the Mill, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016 Present Tense, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2015 Darrin, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2014 Portraits, Recology San Francisco, CA
2008 Les photographies de Jamil Hellu, Les Mots à la Bouche, Paris, France
2008 Vos souvenirs, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris France
2007 Unfinished Meanings in Time of War Clouds, Project Gallery 52, San Francisco, CA


TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 David King & Jamil Hellu, Jon Stevenson Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 Between You and Me, JayJay Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 People we know, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Sense of Self, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Recology Artist in Residence Program’s 30th Anniversary, 
Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
The Tallest Part of the Arch
, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Picturing Identity, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

2018 
Bay Area Now 8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Reorienting the Imaginaries, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Mark for Redaction, Flux Factory, New York, NY

Intersection of Gazes, Euqinom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Queer Voices, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Trove: Selections from Recology, San Marco Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA
Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, Coulter Art Gallery, Stanford University, CA
The Tipping Point, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

A History of Violence, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
The Third Muslim, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2017
Campions, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, TX
The Yud Video Project, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Where We Find Ourselves, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Where We Find Ourselves, Penn State Abington Art Gallery, Abington, PA
Can We Design Freedom?, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Magic Word Mother Tongue, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Kala 2017, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Justice for All?
, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2016
Recology's Photography and Video Retrospective, 
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Collections, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Architecture and the City, American Institute of Architecture (AIASF), San Francisco, CA
Appro-propagation: Kala Fellows, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Zones of Representation, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Climate Change, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
From Me to You, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015
Armados de Impaciencia, LANAU Espacio Creativo, Madrid, Spain
The Kinsey Institute Art Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
Performing Mythologies, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
The Rights of Summer, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY
June Art Month, Innovation Hanger, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Make Art, Not Landfill, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA
Quoting Ourselves, SFSU Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Artists' Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Parts of the Whole, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
Art at the Dump, San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, CA
The Art of Recology, Voila Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Trashed and Treasured, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA

2014
More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
30th Anniversary, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Last Photograph, Unbox Festival, New Delhi, India
Knight Finalists, Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA
Long Shot 2014, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
New Orleans Culture Photography Exhibition, Moscow House of Photography, Russia

2013
It’s a Thin Line Between Love & Hate, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
Take Me Away, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
Cover to Cover: Survey of members' books, SF Camerawork, SF, CA
Image and Identity, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Faculty Art Show, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
Long Shot 2013, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
This Will Never Work, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2012
Equivalents, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Portrait: Mirror Mirror, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2011
Kiss: New Sincerity & New Romanticism in Art, Clara M Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY
Graduate Fellows Exhibition, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Long Shot 2011, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Sincerely Yours, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2010
Select Gender, Farmani Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Co-Existing and Co-Laborating, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
Roll Call, SF Camerawork, SF, CA
Chronotopia, Lineage: Matchmaking in the Archives, SOMArts, SF, CA
Square Root, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford, CA

2009
Men and the Domestic Interior, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC
Co-Existing and Co-Laborating, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Passive/Aggressive, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Sweet and Matchless, PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Very Close to Far Away, Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford, CA

2008
Brazil, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco, CA
National Juried Exhibition, Toledo Friends of Photography, Toledo, OH


ART COMMISSION
2018 Facebook Headquarters, Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program, San Francisco, CA
AWARDS / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
2018            Eureka Fellowship Award, Fleishhacker Foundation
2018            Salon 2018 Publication Fellowship Award, Peripheral Vision Press
2017-2018   James and Doris McNamara Faculty Research Grant, Stanford University
2016-2017   Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellowship: “Can we design freedom?”
2016            Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Grant
2015-2016   San Francisco Queer Cultural Center Grant
2015            Kala Institute Fellowship Award
2015            Vevey International Photo Award Shortlist 
2014            Knight Foundation Grant
2014            MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Grant
2011            San Francisco Artist Award Nomination, Frey Norris Gallery 
2010            Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship Award
2010            Suzanne Baruch Lewis MFA Grant, Stanford University
2008-2010   The Markowski-Leach Scholarship Award
2004            Public Industry Council Scholarship, Bay Area Video Coalition
2000-2003   Community College Scholarship for the Arts Award, San Francisco Art Institute
1998-2000   English as a Second Language Scholarship , Cabrillo College
1999            Spring Show Award, Cabrillo College
1999            Photojournalism Contest Award, Cabrillo College
1999            Photographer’s Forum 19th Annual Photography Contest, Honorable Mention


BOARDS / JURIES / PANELS
2017-present: Aggregate Space Gallery Advisory Board Member
2014-present: Recology's Artist-in-Residence Program Advisory Board Member
2017 Headlands Center for the Arts: Artist in Residence Program, Photography Panel, Juror
2017 Kala Fellowship Award, Juror
2017 San Francisco Art Institute Public Education Exhibition, Juror
2017 De Anza College Annual Student Show, Juror
2017 Thinking FWD: The 18th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual, Juror
2017 Artist in Residencies, stARTup Art Fair, Panelist
2016 Headlands Center for the Arts: Graduate Fellow and Affiliate Artist programs, Juror


PUBLIC LECTURES / TALKS
2019 Jamil Hellu in Conversation, San Jose State University, Oct 29
2019 Beyond Bloodlines: Talk with Nicki Green, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Feb 21
2018 Artist Talk, BAN8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Nov 14
2018 Artist Talk, Queer Ancestors Project Workshop, SOMArts, Aug 29
2018 City College of San Francisco Spring Lecture Series, April 4
2017 Photo Alliance Lecture: Duane Michals with Jamil Hellu, SFAI, Dec 8
2016 Artist Talk with Jacqueline Francis, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, Sept 22
2016 Artist Talk, Kala Fellows, Kala Art Institute, Oct 8
2016 Artist Talk with Conrad Meyers, Aggregate Space Gallery, June 11
2016 Artist Talk with Rhiannon MacFadyen & Rodney Ewing, Berkeley Art Center, April 14
2015 Artist Talk with Felipe Castelblanco, Kala Art Institute, Nov 12
2014 Artist Talk with Matthew Gottschalk, Recology San Francisco, May 27
2011 Artist Talk, Headlands Center for the Arts, May 15
2010 Lecture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, Nov 13
2009 Artist Talk with Al Miner, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC, May 16