Renata Poljak graduated at the School of Fine Arts in Split and got her MFA at the École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France. Her works have been shown at numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions, biennials and film festivals. She received many awards, like Golden Black Boxfor the best short film at Berlin Black Box Festivalheld in Babylon Cinema in 2006, or the T-HT award – one of the most important contemporary art awards in Croatia, in 2012.
In 2002 she was a visiting artist at San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2008 she has been selected for Art In Generalresidency program in New York. She was also a resident in Citédes Artsand in Recollets in Paris.
In 2010 Poljak showed a substantial selection of her films at the screening program of Prospective Cinema at the Centre Georges Pompidouand in October 2012 at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
In 2013 her solo show ‘Uncertain Memories’ in NYC was selected as the show of the month by Village Voice. A retrospective of her work was featured in 2014 in Montreal, Canada, shaped as the two parallel solo exhibitions in the art centers Occurenceand Optica. Recent group shows include exhibitions such as Prophetiaat the Fundazio Joan Miroin Barcelona and Stories from the Edgeat the Kunsthaus Graz. In 2016 she had two major museum shows in Croatia, Paris and in Danubiana Art Museum in Bratislava, featuring her newest project Partenza. In 2017 her artist book entitled Don’t Turn Your Back On Mewas published by Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH, Vienna.