Photo: Nils-Emil Nylander 

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
Weekly art classes at Sneha Bhavan orphanage center in Manipur, India 


2021
Consulting  VR Art  Räddningstjänsten & Konstfack 

2021
Course  Illustration & 2D animation in VR Konstfack

2021
Lecture Södertörns University   

2021
Lecture Nyckelviksskolan  


2020
Lecture Illustratörcentrum




                              
Selected Clients 
Education

Kungliga Operan
Arbetes Museum
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              

   




Exhibitions / Scholarships / Awards

2021

Albert Engström Ungdomspris


2021
Sveriges Författarfond
Ettårigt arbetsstipendium


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 

 Fanny Herngren 
 fanny@soderbergagentur.com
 +46 707 60 50 31