PhD in Communication Sciences, field of expertise of Social Semiotics, by the University of Minho (2015), with a research grant by the Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology (FCT), Sílvia Pinto was a Visiting Scholar in DAMS – Universitá di Bologna (2010) – and in New York University (2011). As a researcher, she studies image and virtual arts.

Lecturer in the Artistic Higher School of Oporto (2001-2016), she teachs in the Visual Arts Graduation – Photography, Design and Multimedia Communication – and in the Masters Degree in Illustration, she has participated in several exhibitions in Porto, Bologne, Berlin, Barcelona and Roterdam, presenting both individual and collective work. As a plastic and multimedia artist, she got the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the exhibition ‘Encruzilhada’, in 2006.