Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela, educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and received a Masters in Architecture in 1988. He was a design architect in the office of Rudolf Fontana from 1991 to 1993. After extensive published work in the field of architectural photography, he opened his own architectural office in Zurich, Switzerland in 1993. Christian Kerez has been a visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich since 2001 and is appointed as Assistant professor in design and architecture since 2003. Further, he received the 1998 Swiss art scholarship.