Olivier Christinat was born on the 19th of December 1963 in Lausanne. After a survey course at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués of Vevey (1979-1980), he studied photography (1980-1984) in Lausanne.
• He has been an independant photographer since 1986.
• He had a short radiophonic experience at the Swiss French-speaking radio, Espace 2 in 1993.
• From 1991 to 1996, he punctually taught at the Ecole d’Art in Lausanne (audiovisual department).
• Since 1996 he has been dedicating his time to his personal work.