Goran Trbuljak was born in 1948, in Varazdin, Croatia. He graduated from the Photography Department of the School of Applied Arts, and in 1972 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. During the 1973 - 1974 period, he studied painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He spent 1979 in New York. In 1980, he earned his degree in photography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Zagreb, where he today works as a professor. Trbuljak's visual arts career commenced in the late 60-s, when he established himself as a conceptual artist. During that period, Trbuljak collaborated with Braco Dimitrijevic. In 1969, Trbuljak performed a series of street art actions. His series Works in Progress linked and embraced corresponding projects he had executed in various media including photography, video, and in the 1990-s, with animated film.