Ishtar Bäcklund Dakhil is a multi-disciplinary artist from Sweden who spent five years on the road before attending Konstfack - University of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm. During her travels she compeated and explored the world through her passion for downhill skateboarding while also leaving traces of art along her adventures.   

“I am creative, an individual who loves to travel, skateboard, draw and create with the flow of inspiration from the now. I believe that there are no real coincidence, but life unfolding exactly in the pace we are ready to grow with. Inspiration are messages from our higher self communicating through us, and through gratitude I gladly follow with my work.”


                               
Selected Clients:
Education:

PenStore
Textival
Bonnier Carlsen
Chrisitian Scott
Rörstrand
Tårtan Café
Honolulu Weekly
Dish Café, Tokyo
Café for contemporary art, BC
Hopkin Shop, Sydney
Joho, Malaysia         
Bustin Boards, NYC                    
Fibretec Skateboards                
Kahalani         
Motion Boardshop                     
Daddies                                        
Concrete Wave                            
Kuya Longbaords                       
Goat Longbaords    



Exhibitions / Stipends / Awards:

Stockholm Stad  Kulturstipendium
2020

Konstnärsnämnden Projektbidrag
2020

Svenska Tecknare Kolla!
2020 Nomination

Ehon Digital Children’s Book Fair Nomination 
Tokyo 2019

C Awards Visualiseringscenter 
“Kreativ teknisk Tillämpning” Award &
“Bästa Interaktionsdesign” Nomination
Norrköping 2019 

Konstfack Spring Exhibition
Stockholm  2019 

Rörstrand Museum
Group Show 
Lidköping 2018  

Ljunggren 
Group Show
Stockholm 2018

Cafét Tårtan
Solo Show
Stockholm 2016

Ljunggren
Solo Show
Stockholm 2016

Chocolate Art 
Group Show
Los Angeles 2012

Moderna Museet
Ung student 
Stockholm 2010

Liljevalchs Ung vårsalong 
Stockholm 2009



                                                           
MFA Visual Communication
Konstfack
2020-2022

Animation
Konstfack
2019-2020

Picture Book Storytelling
HDK Göteborgs Universitet
2019-2020

BA Illustration & Interactive media
California College of The Arts
2018

BA Graphic Design & Illustration
Konstfack
2016-2019

Bild&Form
Wendela Habbe Gymnasiet
2007-2010


Represented by:

Söderberg Agentur 















Contact:  ishtarbacklund@gmail.com