Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela and obtained his degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. After extensive published work in the field of architectural photography, he opened his own architectural office in Zürich in 1993.
He has been appointed as a visiting professor in design and architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich since 2001, as assistant professor since 2003 and as full professor for design and architecture since 2009. In 2012-13 he held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
He is currently working on different programs in various scales in France, the Czech Republic, Brazil and China, as well as on the Swiss Pavilion for the coming Venice Biennale, 2016.