Sven Stilinović was born in Zagreb in 1958. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb, the department of photography. Since the early 1970s he was recording experimental films and photography. He was a member of the Grupa šestorice autora (The Group of Six Artists). He was engaged in scenery for theatres (Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin and Zagreb, Teatar ITD – ETC. Theatre), television and rock concerts. He lives and works in Zagreb.