About

Houda Bakkali is an international visual artist based in Barcelona, Spain. Her colorful artwork has been exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes or Barcelona, among other cities…, and her techniques and creative process have been recognized by different institutions and by various international magazines. 

Houda is expert in digital communication and online marketing, with more than ten years of experience in the sector. Likewise, she worked in print, digital books, video art and graphic publishing. During more than 10 years she contribute to the OEI and currently she works for different clients and international art projects as freelance.

She has been internationally recognized by art magazines, institutions and with different awards, including the Graphis Silver Award in New York, Annual Advertising 2019 and Graphis Silver Award Annual Poster 2020 in New York, the New Talent Award of the International Festival Artistes du Monde in Cannes 2018, etc.

Sweet and pop

Her first visual work dates back to 2008, when she published the series “Africa sweet and pop”, a personal, colorful, optimistic and full of hope tribute to her origins.

More about the artist

Houda grew up in the Lavapiés neighborhood, one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural neighborhoods in Madrid (Spain), a place that the artist always associate with her passion and motivation for art. She has exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes, Barcelona, Lorca, Biarritz…, and her work, techniques and creative process has been recognized by different institutions and international magazines. 

For more than ten years she has collaborated with IberDivulga (Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture). In this organization she developed a large work about health, sustainability and communication.Her project about heath and communication was recognized with the WIS certificate.

Houda Bakkali is one of the contributors of Viceversa Magazine, publication which covers various cultural topics by Latinx writers in New York and the cofounder of TravellersandCo.com, a website dedicated to luxury travel and gourmet experiences.

International awards

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS GRAPHIC DESIGN ANNUAL 2020, NEW YORK

AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION ANNUAL 38 WINNER | NEW YORK 2019

SILVER AWARD WINNER | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2020, NEW YORK

NEW TALENT AWARD | INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL ARTISTES DU MONDE 2018, CANNES

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST | ART ASCENT MAGAZINE | CANADA 2019

EXCELLENCE AWARD | CIRCLE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS | LYON, FRANCE 2019

SILVER AWARD WINNER | GRAPHIS ADVERTISING ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

FINALIST | DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 2018 | COMMUNICATION ARTS | CALIFORNIA 2018