Biography | Renata Poljak

Autoportrait (from NO Title (blue) project)

Born in 1974, Renata Poljak grew up and graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Split and later spent a year in international post-diplome at the E.R.B.A.N. in France.

In 2002 she was a visiting artist at San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2008 she has been selected for Art In General residency program in New York, to name just a few. Renata’s work has been exhibited widely, through solo or group shows, biennials and film festivals. She received several awards, among which the T-HT award – one of the most important contemporary art awards in Croatia, in 2012.

In 2010 she showed in Prospective Cinema (Prospectif Cinéma) in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and in October 2012 in Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2013 her solo show in NYC was selected as best in show by the Village Voice. Retrospective of her work was done in Canada as parallel exhibition in two art spaces Occurence and Optica in Montreal 2014. The recent group shows include exhibitions as Prophetia in the Fundazio Joan Miro Barcelona or Stories from the Edge in Kunsthaus Graz. In 2016 she had 2 major museum shows in Croatia and in Danubiana Art Museum, Bratislava.

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