Hugo Valerio was born in Lisbon Portugal, in 1982. He got a degree in Geology from the University of Lisbon.

He attended workshops with: Pauliana Valente Pimentel (Kameraphoto), Frederique Babin (Le Monde ), Neil Kirby (South African commercial photographer), John Fleetwood (Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg) and David Alan Harvey (Magnum photos).

In 2007 he held solo exhibitions at the Young Art Space Miratejo (Seixal Municipality - Portugal) and at the Faculty of Sciences –University of Lisbon.

From 2008 to 2011 he lived in Namibia where his works were exhibited at the Goethe Centre and at the College of the arts, Windhoek. He documented the people and landscapes of the Erongo Region, work awarded with the EUNIC prize (European Union National Institutes for Culture) at the Month of photography festival 2011 in Windhoek.

From 2012 to 2014 he lived in China, and photographed the slow-paced side of the country, a work published in P3 Publico and shown at BZSS Architecture office in Lisbon.

In 2015 he was selected to enter the masterclass "Paths" under the guidance of Nelson D'Aires and Alexandre Almeida, resulting in a group exhibition at "Mercado do forno de tijolo" included in the festival "Flaneur new urban narratives" Lisbon.