Art historian and critic
Since earning his PhD in art history from the University of California at Berkeley, Marcus has taught at universities in both the States (University of California at Berkeley, Reed College) and Britain (Manchester University), initially specialising in French art of the nineteenth century.
For some ten years now he has been working primarily on the art of the present. His current research revolves mostly around globalisation and the efforts of artists to examine its effects.
He has published in anthologies, in periodicals such as Representations, Third Text, New Left Review and Afterall and in a number of magazines, including Art Monthly, Modern Painters, Frieze and Art Review. He occasionally writes catalogue essays.