Roberto Chichorro was born in Mozambique in 1941, in the old Lourenço Marques, now Maputo. He worked as a designer of advertising and architecture, and as decorator of pavilions for international fairs in Mozambique.
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Chichorro made stage sets for shows and illustrated a children’s book by Isabel Martins. From 1982 to 1985 is a fellow of the Spanish Government, in Madrid, for ceramics (Taller Azul) and zinogravuras (Oscar Manezzi). In 1986 he became a fellow of the Portuguese Government. He lives in Portugal since that time and dedicates himself exclusively to painting. With more than forty solo exhibitions and other collective exhibitions, Chichorro has his works in several museums. Of the many exhibitions that he performed, from Madrid to Lisbon, from Maputo to Praia City, the awards won in Luanda (Acquisition at the Modern Art Hall, 1973), Estoril (Honorable Mention at the Estoril Casino’s Autumn Hall) , 1987) and Óbidos (Honorable Mention at the Biennial of that city, 1991). He illustrated several books, especially the poet Craveirinha.