Born in Ibrahimeya, Alexandria in 1962, Habachi attended St. Marc’s Jesuites College first devoting himself, not to the arts, but to science. He graduated from the University of Alexandria with a Bachelor degree in dental medicine and surgery in 1986. Completed his training as a medical reserve officer, ministry of defense and, released during the second gulf war three years later. His dental studies continued, indeed he has a Masters in public health sciences, but his artistic talent came to the fore not long after he first graduated and he has been involved in artistic projects ever since.
His work, at times bordering on provocative, has attracted both attention and praise from the Egyptian art community. His paintings have been displayed, among other places, in Geneva, Madrid and Rome as well as in numerous exhibitions in Alexandria and Cairo. In addition, Habachi has embarked on an ambitious and highly impressive multi-media project. His idea to create a multi-media ‘book’ that displays images and progresses within a theme has proved incredibly effective. Since 1980 he has amassed 10 ‘notebooks’ and describes them as, “small vehicles of ideas”.
He has been involved in numerous workshops and training initiatives, calligraphy and sounds in Marseilles, exhibitions in Rome and Valencia, multi-media workshops in Marseilles and Naples, believing that developing image and sound technology will allow artistic productions to carry in their content new dimensions able to carve out new shapes of human relations.