Antonija Balić was born on August 24, 1969 in Patna, India. Since 1976, she has been living in Zagreb. In 1983. she enrolled in the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb after that she graduated the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1992 at the Sculpture department. In 2017 she defended a doctoral dissertation titled Soft Sculpture and its Anthropomorphical Transformationat the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb. Since 2009 she has been employed at the Faculty of Teacher Education at the University of Zagreb, first as an assistant professor and since October 2013 as an associate professor.

She has exhibited at fifteen independent and numerous group exhibitions both at home and abroad, winning several awards and recognitions for her art work. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rijeka, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Koprivnica Museum, Art Gallery of the City of Slavonski Brod, City Assembly of Zagreb, Collection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Bozidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica on Krka (Slovenia). She is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists and Croatian Association of Researchers in Children's Literature. She is a cofounder and artistic program organizer of ACE ZAGREB conference on arts, creativity & education  https://acezagreb.com