Clemens Habicht

Director, Illustrator & Designer

Clemens Habicht works across the mediums of design, film, drawing and sculpture in playful gestures that reveal a profound relationship between form and function.

He first collaborated with Sydney Dance Company director Rafael Bonachela in the creation of Anima in 2017 in which digital scans of the dancers’ choreography shared the stage in bold chords of radiant colour.

His film work has been commissioned and screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland and Camerimage Festival, Poland and he has directed films for bands including AC/DC, Pnau, Flume, Tame Impala, Liars and the Presets.

He has lectured in design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany and has been commissioned to design major publications for the Biennale of Sydney, the Secession Museum Vienna, the Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artspace Sydney. His 1000 Colours Puzzle is exhibited at the Smithsonian Library in Washington and available through the Design Museum in London, The Herman Miller Store, New York, the MOMA Store New York and San Francsico and the Fondation Beyeler Basel. His illustrations have been featured in the Bulletin Magazine, Creative Review Magazine and have been commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company as well as the City of Sydney.

Born 1978 in Sydney, Clemens Habicht lives and works between Paris and Sydney and is a director of Galerie Allen in Paris.