Ana Catarina Pinho has a background in Fine Arts and in Documentary Photography and Cinema. She is currently a research fellow for the FCT-Portugal (Foundation for Science and Technology), developing a PhD at the European Centre for Documentary Research (eCDR), at the University of South Wales, in the UK. She is a member of the research groups Global Art Archive (GAA), Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universitat de Barcelona, and Contemporary Art Studies (CASt), Instituto de História da Arte (IHA),  Universidade Nova de Lisboa. 

Is the founder director of Archivo, a platform active since 2012, with the purpose of creating a space of reflection on photography and visual culture, through debate around its current practices and discourses, provided by the collaboration with contemporary artists and researchers. As an editor, she founded the magazine ArchivoZine (2012-2016) editing and publishing the content developed through Archivo Platform.

In her visual practice she works with lens based media and was exhibited internationally in places such as Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin; Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga; Photoweek DC, Washington, USA; Nordic House, Keykjavik; Mois Européene de la Photography, Sofia; Museu da Imagem, Braga; Documentary Photo Days, Istanbul; XVIII Art Biennial of Cerveira; Colégio das Artes, Coimbra; Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid; Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães, XVIII Biennale of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean, Tirana; Arquipélago — Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Azores.