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Renata Poljak

further works:
Renata Poljak - skok/jump 1
skok/jump 1
Renata Poljak - tryptich 1
tryptich 1
Renata Poljak - tryptich 3
tryptich 3
Renata Poljak - zimmer
Renata Poljak - The View, Summer 2004, Croatia
The View, Summer 2004, Croatia
Renata Poljak - skok/jump 2
skok/jump 2
Renata Poljak - skok/jump 3
skok/jump 3
Renata Poljak - tryptich 2
tryptich 2
Renata Poljak - did she fall or was she pushed?
did she fall or was she pushed?
Renata Poljak - wonderland
Renata Poljak - great expectations
great expectations
Renata Poljak - Blue - from the project “No Title (Blue)”
Blue - from the project “No Title (Blue)”
Renata Poljak - Autoportrait- from the project “No Title (Blue)”
Autoportrait- from the project “No Title (Blue)”
Renata Poljak - Video work “No Title (Blue)”
Video work “No Title (Blue)”
Renata Poljak - Love Story
Love Story
Renata Poljak
born in 1974, in Split, Croatia

lives and works in between Split and Paris.

2010 ArtOmi, Ghent, New York
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting amp Sculpture, Maine, U.S.A.
2008 Artist in Residency, Art in General, NYC
2007 - 2008 Artist in Residency Cité des Arts, Paris
2004 Artist in Residency, Museum Quartier, Vienna
2002 ArtsLink, Artist in Residency San Francisco Art Institute, U.S.A.
1998-1999 Post-diplôme, E.R.B.A.N., Nantes
1992-1997 Arts Academy, Split, Croatie

2006 "Great Expectations", Golden Black Box Short Award at the Balkan Black Box Festival, Berlin
2006 "Great Expectations", 2nd Award at the 7th Days of Film - Mediterranean Festival of Documentary Films, #x160iroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2006 "Great Expectations" Best film in national competition at the 4th Tabor film festival, Croatia
2000 "Souvenirs (Memories)", Public Award, Balkan Video Federation, Beograd, Yugoslavia
2000 "Skok/Jump", VideoMedeja Award, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
1999 "Souvenirs (Memories)", VideoMedeja Award, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
1997 "I, the Housewife!", Annual Award of Women`s Art Center Electra, Zagreb, Croatia

Solo Exhibitions

2011 "Renata Poljak" 3 solo shows in Gallery Luka, Pula / Gallery Rigo, Novigrad / Small
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Gallery, Porec, Croatia

2010 "Renata Poljak" Prospective Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2009 "I Want You to Believe in Something" Galerie Artopia, Milan, Italy

2008 "Ruta and the Monument" Art in General, New Yourk City, Croatia

2007 "All One Knows" Gallery Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia

2006 "All One Knows" Vukovar City Museum, Kuba project, Vukovar, Croatia

2005 "The View" Galery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2003 "Emergency Tensions", Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida (with D.Figarella)

2002 "Wonderland" Galerie Soardi, Nice, France

2001 "Did she Fall or was She Pushed?" Extended Media Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2000 "Renata Poljak" Galerie Soardi, Nice, France

1998 "Noise / Criteria" Gallery Otok, Dubrovnik, Croatia

1998 "Noise / Criteria" Architects` Club, Zagreb, Croatia

Group Exhibitions

2011 "Shift And Flow" Dorsky Gallery, New York City, USA

2011 "Myth - Reality, Constructing Cult-u#x2019re" Gallery The Guild, Mumbai, India

2011 "Where is my Place?" Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

2011 "The Big Screen Project" Public Plaza, 6th avenue - 29 and 30th, New York City, USA

2011 37 Splitski Salon, HDLU, Split, Croatia

2010 "Paris Photo" Carrousel de Louvre, Louvre, Paris, France

2011 "Art to Be / Les Ateliers de Rennes" Biennale d'art contemporain, Rennes, France

2011 "Where Everything Is Yet to Happen: Exposures" SPAPORT Biennial 2009/10, Banja
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2011 "255 804 km²" Mestna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 "The Big Wave" 8th biennial of contemporary art "August in Art", Varna, Bulgaria

2011 "T-HTnagrada" Museum of Contemporary Art, MSU, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 "Film Festivals: 25 FPS" Zagreb, Croatia

2009 "History Memory Identity" Fondazione - Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy

2009 "Where to go?" Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria

2009 "West 4" La Generale en Manufacture, Paris, France

2009 "T.error-Your Fear is an Exsternal Object" Hungarian Cultural Center, New York City,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp USA

2009 "The Things Fall Apart" Gallery Winkleman, New York City, USA

2009 "The state of Things" Galerie Cettina, Umag, Croatia

2009 43ème salon de Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2009 Film Festivals: European Media ArtFestval - Osnabrueck 22, Osnabrueck, Germany

2009 VI International Film Festival Jewish Motifs, Warsaw, Polland

2009 "Saison Video 2009" Lille, France

2009 Dani Hrvatskog Filma, Studentski Centar, Zagreb, Croatia

2008 "The Experience of Atopia" Lokall 01, Breda., Netherlands

2008 "Micro-Narratives - temptation of small realities" Museum of Modern Art of Saint Etienne,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Saint Etienne, France

2008 Biennale Transfrontaliera dell#x2019Arte Contemporanea Vapartec _ Evento Trasforma Arte enbsp
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspCittà Sostenibile, Senigallia, Italy

2008 "Passages, Passagen, Pasàz" Projections at Jeu de Paume, Paris, France / Gallery
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia / Art in General, New York City, USA

2007 "Challenging the East West Art Map" U-Turn Quadrennial of Contemporary Art Royal
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 "Passages, passagen, pasàz" Hommage à Walter Benjamin, Gandy Galerie, Bratislava,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Slovaquie

2007 48th October Salon, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

2007 "Central Europe Revisited I" Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstad, Austria

2007 "Strictly Berlin 007" Galerie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

2007 "Woman at the Crossroad of Ideologies, International Art and Science Event" HULU,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Split, Croatia

2006 "Cooling Out" Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland

2006 "Kuba: Journey Against the Current" Nestroyhof, Vienna, Austria

2006 "Normalization" Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweeden

2006 "Home, Sweet Home" TV France 2, France

2006 International Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art, Central European
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp University Budapest, Hungary

2006 "Sigmund's Stories - Perception as Spatial Transgression" Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2006 "L#x2019usage du monde" Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia

2006 "Insert" Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

2006 Screenings of "Great Expectations" Biennale dell'Imagine, Chiasso, Switzerland / 22nd
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany / Vienna Independent Shorts Film
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Festival, Vienne, Austria / L'urbanisation galopante, l'Antenne-espace pédagogique du
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Plateau, Frac Ile- de-France, Paris, France / Zagreb Calling, à la Maison populaire de
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Montreuil, Paris, France / BalkanBlackBox, festival fur film und kultur aus sudosteuropa,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Berlin, Germany / On Architecture and Other Stories 2, programme by Agentur
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands / Festival VideoMedeja, Novi Sad, Serbie / 7th
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Mediterranean festival of documentary films in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnie et Herzegovina /
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Analog, Kultiviranje Arhitektonske vrste, Drustvo Arhitekata Zagreba, Zagreb, Croatia /
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 4th International Short Film Festival, Tabor, Croatia / 4th Liburnia Film Festival, Icici,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Croatia / A Room (With a View), Fst forward, Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerpen,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Belgique / AsterFest, Strumica, Macédoine / EXcroissance 3, galerie SoiXante,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Saint-Denis, Paris, France / Focus Balkan, TOP Kino, Vienne, Austria

2005 "Landscape in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture Between Fetishes and Ideology"
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp 34th Split Salon, Split, Croatia

2005 "Insert" Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2005 "Binder, Milunovic, Poljak" Gallery Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria

2004 "Passage d#x2019Europe" Musée d#x2019Art Moderne de St-Etienne, France

2004 "Love It or Leave It" Cetinje Biennial V, Cetinje, Montenegro

2004 "Rivage" Saint-Brieuc, France

2003 "First View" Gallery Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria

2003 "High Hills" Public Space Project, Krems, Austria

2003 "C#x2019est(-)à(-)dire! " Palais de Papes, Avignon, France

2003 "Rest Assured" CCS Museum, Bard College, New York City, USA

2003 "Sharks In The Morning" Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2002 "Here Tomorrow" Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (curated by R. Marcoci)
2001 "Central" MuseumsQuartier Wien, Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria (curated by K. Aligner
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp and L. Hegyi)
2001 "Höchstleistung" Le Centre d#x2019Art Shed im Eisenwerk de Frauenfeld, Switzerland

2001 "Freedom and Violence" National Museum-Krolikarnia, Varsovie, Polland

2001 "Provisoirement / Provizorno" La Station, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2001 "Dare to be different" Fier, Albania

2001 "Adriatico: le due sponde" Michetti Museum, Francavilla a Mare, Italy

2001 "To tell a story" Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2000 "Big Torino 2 000" Biennal of emerging artists, Torino, Italy

2000 "A Small Country for a Big Vacation" Galerie SKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2000 "Actif-Réactif-la création vivante à Nantes" Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France

2000 "12 Positionen zeitgenossischer Kunst" Palais Harrach et Gallery Ernst Hilger, Vienna,
nbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp Austria

2000 "What, How amp For Whom" Dom HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

1999 "A Girl Like You" Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

1999 "Post Diplome" Glassbox, Paris, France

1999 "Estatic memory" Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1999 "Post Diplome" Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, ZOO Galerie, Nantes, France

1999 "10 Artists/ 8 Months/ Nantes" Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain

1998 "Utopia" Chateau de Beaumanoir, Le Leslay, Quintin, France

1998 "33 Zagreb Salon" Zagreb, Croatia

1998 "Messages (Public Art Project) " Zagreb, Croatia

1997 "As large as life" Raum fur Kunst, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

1997 "Biennale of Young Artists/Artisti del Mediterraneo" Rijeka, Croatia

1997 Exchange Art Festival, Split, Croatia

1996 Visual Arts Section of the International Festival of New Film and Video, Split, Croatia

1996 Museum of Split, Split, Croatia

Bibliography (selection):
Lori Cole, Things Fall Apart, ArtForum Pick, ArtForum, January 26, 2009
K. Lamm, Like Going Underwater, Art in General brochure, September, 2008
L. Topic, Renata Poljak, Camera Austria, Forum, No. 99/2007
N. Ilic, in cat. Kuba - Journey Against the Current: "All One Knows", 2006.
Z. Godec, "Renata Poljak", Cosmopolitan, 09/2006,
L.Topic in cat.The View, Renata Poljak, "At the Court of the Transition King", 2005
R. Ratkovic "Arhitektonsko nasilje kao paradigma obiteljskih odnosa", Covjek i prostor, br.09-10, 2005
M.Golub "Renata Poljak u Galeriji SC", radio 101, likovnost, studeni 2005
R. Ratkovic, "Arhitektonsko nasilje kao paradigma obiteljskih odnosa", Zarez, br.167, 2005
R. Marcoci in cat. Here Tomorrow, Here Tomorrow, 2002
Georges Bertolino, Renata Poljak, Nice Matin, 01.03.2002
Fabienne Fulcheri, Le Journal des Arts, n.144, du 8 au 21 mars 2002
N. Ilic, cat. did she fall or was she pushed ?, Falling into Circularity, Zagreb, 2001
Rosana Ratkovic, Kako donijeti odluku?, Zarez, 29.03.2001
A. Devic, in cat. Adriatico, Le Due Sponde, Croatia, Young Art, 2001
M.Mercier, Video indépendante en Croatie, BREF- le magazine du court métrage, n°43, hiver 99/2000
J.Vukmir Renata Poljak-Issues of Intimacy and Femininity, SIKSI - The Nordic Art Review, vol.12/no.4, winter 1997

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