Born in South Africa in 1976. Currently living and working in Cape Town, South Africa.

Marx completed his MA (Fine Art) Cum Laude at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2004). His sixth solo exhibition, Lessons in Looking Down was held with the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2013), followed by The Garden At Night, Aardklop Arts Festival, University of Potchefstroom Gallery (2014). His work was selected for the Venice Biennale 2013. Other recent international exhibitions include My Joburg at La Maison Rouge, Paris and Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden; and The Beautiful Ones, Nolan Judin, Berlin. Marx’s work is shown regularly at international Art Fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze (London) and FIAC (Paris) and features in numerous public and private art collections. During 2009 he completed two large scale public sculpture commissions in Johannesburg, South Africa: The Fire Walker, a collaboration with William Kentridge; and Paper Pigeon, a collaboration with Maja Marx. He has extensive experience in theatre, as scenographer, director, filmmaker and playmaker, including REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony (directed by Marx, interactive film by Gerhard Marx and Maja Marx, composed by Philip Miller), performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London (2010), the Market Theatre, Johannesburg (2008) and the 62’Centre, William College, Massachusetts (2007).

Marx is a fellow of the Sundance Film Institute, the Annenberg Fund and of the Ampersand Foundation.