Marina Paulenka is an Artistic Director at UNSEEN, a platform for contemporary photography that presents the latest developments in the field of photography and amplifies the careers of boundary-pushing artists. Prior to her new role at Unseen, she worked as a curator and Artistic Director of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival and the Organ Vida Photography Organisation, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. Paulenka nominates photographers for The Joop Swart Masterclass, the Prix Pictetthe Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and she is an international juror and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards and festivals worldwide including the Les Rencontres d’Arles, Hamburg Triennial, Robert Capa Prize, FORMAT. So far she has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Nina Berman, Katrin Koenning and group exhibitions such as Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes. Paulenka is the recipient of the Lucie Awards 2018 for best curator/exhibition of the year for the exhibition Engaged, Active, Aware: Women Perspectives Now. Paulenka is interested in contemporary practices, new approaches to medium and showcasing, and in works dealing with feminism and socio-political issues of our everyday life.