Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo (Venezuela). After his studies at ETH Zurich, Kerez worked in the field of architecture photography. In 1993, he opened his own studio in Zurich, Switzerland. Christian Kerez has been a visiting professor in design and architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich since 2001, as assistant professor since 2003 and as full professor for design and architecture since 2009. In 2012 he held the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge. Kerez has been officially invited for the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia in 2016.