Susana Chicó was born in Lisbon, in 1985. She started to photograph at the age of 15, at ETIC school (Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação) where she graduates in Photography in 2003. In 2009, she graduated in Artistic Studies - Performing Arts, at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, and in 2010 she got a post-graduation in Theatre Studies from that same university. She then went on to work as a teacher and photographer at Chapitô for 6 years.
Currently, she is a freelance photographer and teacher.