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.”




Professional 

2022

Akvarellkurs Nyckelviksskolan 


2022-2024
Jury member for Svenska Tecknare’s award Prisa!


2021-2022
Lecture at Södertörns University       

2021-2022
Lecture at Nyckelviksskolan  


2021-2022
Jury work for Konstfack, reviewing applications and participating in recruitment of new printworkshop teacher and students to the M.A. program in Visual Communication


2021
Weekly online art classes at Sneha Bhavan orphanage center in Manipur, India


2021
Consulting  VR Art for Räddningstjänsten & Konstfack

2021
Course Illustration & 2D animation in VR at Konstfack


2020
Lecture llustratörcentrum




                              
Selected Clients

The Royal Opera
Svensk Bokhandel
Museum of Work
Eskilstuna Art 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              

   


Additional Merits

2022
Konstnärsnämnden
International Exchange & Travels Grant


2022
Exhibition Albert Engströmmuseet


2022
Sveriges Författarfond 
International Exchange & Travels Grant


2022
Konstfack Spring Exhibition
Stockholm


2022
Exhibition Bååtska Palatset


2022

Svenska Frimurarordens
Nordiska första S:t Johannislogens Jubelfond Scholarship


2022
Jupiterfab Artist Residency Mexico


2022
Söderberg Collective Exhibition


2022
Sveriges Författarfond Stipendium


2022

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet Residency


2021

Albert Engström Ungdomspris


2021
Sveriges Författarfond
Ettårigt arbetsstipendium


2020
Sveriges Författarfond
Ettårigt Arbetsstipendium

2020
Stockholm City Cultural Award Stockholms 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 




Education

2022
Holistic Art Therapy 

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 

 Hanna Lagerberg
 hanna@soderbergagentur.com
 +46 761 88 03 07