Bilal Mohamed

founder. writer. artist.

Bilal Mohamed, CV
b. 1998 San Diego, CA, USA
2020 – San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
Honors: Outstanding Graduating Senior for Comparative Literature
Cum Laude (3.62 GPA)

Literary Work/Projects
2022 - Founder of literary magazine, Deixis Journal2021 - The Unseen debut photo book publication and solo art exhibtion at Swish Projects art gallery, San Diego, CA. 

2021 - Lost Inside Journal featured in Electronic Literature Organization 2021 Conference, COVID E-Lit Exhibition 

2020 – Host, Writer, and Producer of the arts podcast: Writer on the Run

2020 – Art Director and Cover Art Designer for “Daybook” and “Stained Glass”, EP and Single by Thomas Frye
2020 –Three Weeks of Being Present by Haadi Mohamed, Copywriter and Assistant Art Director
2020 – Essay: “Power and Expression” published in Pacific Review Journal
2020 – Photography feature for Hararian Organization’s “Unearth Photo Series”, Melbourne, AU
2020 –“Lost Inside: A Digital Inquiry”, Electronic Literature, Self-published
2020 – IBS Media’s Best Podcast Award, Voice actor and co-writer of “Channel X” for Radio Horror Redone, New York City, NY
2019 – Poet and Performer, “The BLACKPRINT: An SDSU Tribute to MLK”, San Diego, CA
2018 – Writer and Actor, “Relapse” Short Film, Top 4 of 96 Films in SDSU Campus Movie Fest, San Diego, CA
2018 – Model for Ultraolive featured on Hypebeast Magazine
2018 – “The Triumphs and Tribulations of a Multi-faceted Artist”Interview with Picture Party Collective
2018 – Guest Poet, Mingei Museum collaborative exhibition with Aja Project, Media Arts SD, and PANA San Diego, San Diego, CA
Work Experience
2020 – San Diego State University Art Galleries, Gallery Assistant, San Diego, CA
2019 – SDSU Center for Brazilian Studies, “Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints” Traveling Exhibition, Installation and Gallery Assistant, San Diego, CA
2019 – SDSU Mundt Peace Fellow and Intern at “Cambodian Living Arts”, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2018-2019 – Poetic Youth, Volunteer and Curator, San Diego, CA
2018 – Poetry International, Intern Editor, San Diego, CA
2015 – Present – Independent Curator
Solo Shows
2021 - THE UNSEEN, solo art exhibition and photo book release at Swish Projects Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Group Shows
2015-2018 – Gnashing Co. Bi-Annual Art Show, San Diego, CA
Curated Events and Exhibitions
2019 –Poetic Youth Literary Festival featuring poets: Safia Elhillo, Fatima Asghar, and Ashaki Jackson, San Diego, CA
2019 –Drive By Say Hi (Photo Gallery) by Asad “Henri” Abdi, City Heights, CA
2018 – Picture Party’s Studio Immersion at EQ Studios, Chicano Park, CA
2015-2018 – Gnashing Co. Bi-Annual Art Show, San Diego, CA