Christoph Oertli was born in 1962 in Winterthur, in Switzerland and he lives and works in Basel,Switzerland and in Brussels, Belgium.
His education includes : Studies in Graphic design at ZHdK ,Zurich, stage design at Swiss Television ,Zürich and audiovisual design at FHNW, Basel,.
He has been creating videotapes, video installations and documentary videos since 1995.
He had lived in Canada and Paris and currently in Brussels.
During 2000-02 he had been a lecturer at Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria.
He has been a lecturer at HSLU Lucerne, Switzerland since 2004.
He has received many awards and participated in numerous exhibitions.