Christian Boustani was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1959. Since 1986, he has been interested in the relationship between painting and video, which has since become a constant preoccupation in his work. For example, Esquisses (1988) is a series of variations on the recurring themes of certain painters."It's an exploration around the memories of walls, superimposing themselves on images of Bruges, and recreating pictorial material very close to the palette of the great Flemmish painters (...). It's also a reflection on the perception of the decor of this city, its imaginary side and its evasiveness." This realization pushes him to undertake the trilogy Cités Antérieures, the first section being devoted to the city of Siena (1992). For him, it concerns "(...) emphasizing the dream-like vision of «trompe-l'oeil» cities which have become imaginary and thus, combines in an inextricable manner, the present and the past." He is presently preparing Toledo, the third and final part of Cités Antérieures. Christian Boustani lives and works in Paris.