Director of ArtFacts.Net. Marek Claassen was born in 1964 in Bremerhaven. He studied Business Adminstration and has many years of experience working with various galleries and software companies. Marek has been actively producing database enhanced web sites for the art world since 1995. Marek has won many prizes for his internet activities and was nominated as one of Europe’s best multimedia entrepreneurs by the EU Commission in 1998.