Marina Paulenka was born in Vinkovci, Croatia, in 1985. She has a masters degree in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Graphic Arts and a masters degree in Photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She is a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association.
She won the Dean's award, the Special Rector's Award, and Award for the best student work from The Center for Women Studies in Zagreb.
In 2015 she participated at NOOR Nikon Masterclass in Belgrade with Andrea Bruce, Stanley Green, Kadir von Louhizen.
She was a winner of Photonic Moments Portfolio Review 2014 at Month of Photography in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She was nominated for Erste Fragments 2014, ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015, NEU/NOW 2015 and T-HT@MSU 2015 Award for Croatian contemporary art. Screenings and work presentations at Delhi Photo Festival, Eastreet, Aleppo Photo Festival, NEU/NOW, Backlight, Photonic Moments, MOB Format festival. She had 6 solo and more than 40 juried group shows in the world and Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.