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.”




Consultancy / Lectures

2021
Consulting  VR Art  Räddningstjänsten & Konstfack 

2021
Course  Illustration & 2D animation in VR Konstfack

2021
Lecture Nyckelviksskolan  


2020
Lecture Illustratörcentrum




                              
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 / Scholarships / Awards

2021

Albert Engström Ungdomspriset 


2020
Sveriges Författarfond
Ettårigt arbetsstipendium

2020
Stockholm Stad Kulturstipendium

2020
Konstnärsnämnden Projektbidrag  

2020
Svenska Tecknare Kolla! 2020
Award for Innovation, Stockholm

2019
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 

2018
Rörstrand Museum
Group Show, Lidköping 

2018
Ljunggren 
Group Show, Stockholm 

2016
Cafét Tårtan
Solo Show, Stockholm 

2016
Ljunggren
Solo Show, Stockholm 

2012
Chocolate Art 
Group Show, Los Angeles 

2010
Moderna Museet
Ung student, Stockholm 

2009
Liljevalchs Ung vårsalong 
Stockholm 





                                                           

2020-2022
MFA Visual Communication
Konstfack

2019-2020
Animation
Konstfack

2019-2020
Picture Book Storytelling
HDK Göteborgs Universitet

2018
BA Illustration & Interactive media
CCA, California College of The Arts

2016-2019
BA Graphic Design & Illustration
Konstfack




Contact

ishtarbacklund@gmail.com



Representation

Söderberg Agentur 

Charlotte Öström 
charlotte@soderbergagentur.com
+46 707 22 54 26

















Contact:  ishtarbacklund@gmail.com