September 9, 2016 Intercontinental, Almaty, Kazakhstan|Art as an asset



 Marek Claassen serves as Director of ArtFacts.Net, the international online gallery and museum guide for modern, contemporary, and emerging art and the world's leading database for art collectors, gallerists, and historians, which he co-founded in 2001. By tracing the career of more than 500,000 artists and 700,000 exhibitions, ArtFacts.Net offers a transparent view into the fast-changing contemporary art world. He is responsible for strategic expansion and oversees product development.
With a background in Business Administration and many years of experience working with various galleries and software companies, Marek has been actively producing database enhanced websites for the art world since 1995. He has won many prizes for his internet activities and in 1998 was nominated as one of Europe’s foremost multimedia entrepreneurs by the EU Commission. Mr Claassen developed the “Artist Ranking” tool which allows you to see and measure different artists productivity and success in the art world side by side.