I am a multimedia artist, researcher, and educator of Afrofuturism and Black Islam in the U.S. based in Baltimore, MD.

Read more about me here.

Islam & Prints What Happens When We Nurture exhibition named “Best of” in the Baltimore Beat’s end-of-year publication.

Baltimore Beat’s review of Islam & Print’s What Happens When We Nurture exhibition.

UMBC Magazine’s alumni profile, “The Mundane Afrofuturism of multimedia artist Safiyah Cheatam”

  1. Assistant Manager of Teen Programs at the Walters Art Museum
  2. Co-founder of Islam & Print
  3. Trustee at the Awesome Foundation

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#AllRappersGoToHeaven (2014 - Present)

2014 - Present


Archival pigment prints and augmented reality

Watch AR documentation video of previous iteration below.

Exhibition History:

2022, I Am Muslim, Above Art Studios, New Brunswick, NJ

2022, Dispersive Archives Vol. 2, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD

2021, Home Bodies | UMBC IMDA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC), Baltimore, MD

2019, Supernova, StartUp Shell, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

This artwork is the result of a counter-culture formed at the intersection of Islam and Rap music, with a nod to technology’s role in exacerbating the vulnerability of Black American people.

The work subverts the typical use of target recognition technology – augmented reality acting as the surveillance state – by providing a counternarrative for high profile rap artists who are often cast as one-dimensional and judged on their lyrics.

Use the smartphone to search for responsive images.

This legend categorizes each framed collage by topic. Green squares correspond with responsive images. Each framed collage can be found in the slide show below.