2018Begins working with bookbinder Friederike Goll, Berlin, at the same time the collaboration with Christian Klünder continues to go on.
2017> Artists Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection <, a group exhibition at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Further experiments with paper in collaboration with the paper-maker Gangolf Ulbricht .
2016Group exhibition “Technology and the Evolution of the Artist Book“ at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton/England.
2015Participation in the group show > Scenes of the Crime < in the New York Gallery Central Booking.
Member of the “Deutscher Künstlerbund“.
2014Book project > Linea Alba <, a series of paper-cuts in collaboration with the artist Hansjörg Schneider.
Group exhibition > Somewhere between Creation and Destruction < at the Joseloff Gallery of Hartford University, Connecticut.
Several universities in the United States begin collecting books for their collections.
2013Represented by Central Booking Gallery at the CODEX Artists Book Fair, California, and also in
> The Medicine Show <, group exhibition in the gallery in New York.
2012Book project > Fischhaare Finden < for the edition sutstein, Berlin, in collaboration with the writer Nico Bleutge.
2011Guest of Honor at the > 3ème Biennale Internationale des Livres d’Artistes < in the city of Dives-sur-Mer, Normandy.
The book > Maelstrom < is selected in the competition “ AboT – Artists Books on Tour “ and is shown in a group show
with other selected books in the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, in the National Technical Library of Prague and also
in the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
2010Official presentation of the book > Elf Kleine Dressuren < during a conference with Monika Rinck, Liesl Ujvary
and Max Marek at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin.
During the two day colloquium LE LIVRE AU CORPS, organized by the Art History Department of the University of Paris,
a lecture on the books >Terra Incognita<, >Implantate< and >Maelstrom< is held by Anna Rykunova.
2009Book project > Elf Kleine Dressuren < for the edition sutstein, Berlin, in collaboration with the writer Monika Rinck.
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Bibliothèque Forney, both in Paris, acquire books for their collections.
2008Presentation of the third volume of > Vokabelkrieger <, the theme this time being “Martyrs”.
2007Completion of the anatomy atlas > Whilst every effort has been taken to remove all bones some may remain <.
First collaboration with paper-maker Gangolf Ulbricht / Berlin.
2006Presentation of the first volume of > Vokabelkrieger <, Hybriden Verlag/Berlin, which includes works by more than
30 artists and writers on the theme of > Water <, presented in the Antje Wachs Gallery in Berlin.
One month studio residency in Oostende, Belgium.
2005Twenty artist books for the participants and associates of the >Lyrik-Tage< (poetry festival),
which took place on the island of Sylt, Germany.
2004Artist Grant at the Sylt - Quelle, island of Sylt/Germany.
Participation in the science symposium > Wissenschafts Sommer Sylt <, posterdesign and installation.
Book project > PRÄPARATE < for the edition sutstein ,Berlin, in collaboration with the writer Claudius Hagemeister.
2003> Headsets <, a series of watercolor paintings.
Begins collaboration with bookbinder Christian Klünder, Berlin.
2002Begins a series of now more than two hundred and fifty artist-books with original and unique paper-cuts.
First trip to Istanbul.
2000Edition of the > Hands <.
1999Several art societies in Germany show his newest paper-cuts. Moves to Berlin.
1998Artist-in-Residence Grant by the ISART Foundation, Montréal, Canada.
1997Participation in the > Renaissance Project < for the Aids Benefit ,Hamburg.
1996Designs posters for the Folkwang Tanz Studio/Essen, for productions by Goldin, Sieczcarek, Limón, Horn, Linke.
First representation at the > Art Cologne < art fair.
1995First silkscreen prints.
Designs posters for the Theater im Zimmer/Hamburg, for plays by Albee, Fassbinder, Schwab.
1994Two sketchbooks are included in the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center.
1990The photoseries > Posierte Tänze < is acquired by the German Dance Archive, Cologne.
Marek spends several days sketching during the rehearsals of > Iphigenie auf Tauris <
by Pina Bausch and her company in Wuppertal.
1988Butoh dance and the german Tanztheater have a strong impact on Mareks work;
he begins sketching during performances and visits to the theatre.
1986First lithographs printed at the printers studio Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris.
1985Begins work on the series of small sculptures > Morisken < which are cast in bronze.
Rents a second studio in Hamburg in the red-light district, the Reeperbahn, for six months.
1984First major one-person exhibition.
First series of paper-cuts.
Rents studio in Paris for two years parallel to his studio in Hamburg.
1982Marek moves back to Hamburg where he begins with oil-painting.First group show.
First group show.
1979-81Begins working free-lance for several newspapers and magazines in Paris.
1977-79After finishing school, Marek studies illustration in Paris for a period of two years.
1970Family moves to Hamburg, Germany.
1957Born in New York. Mother costume-and set designer, father writer.