Ventura graduated in Art History from Faculdade de Letras (University of Lisbon). He finished in 2005 the Advanced Course in Photography at Ar.Co - Center for Art and Visual Communication, with the Espírito Santo Bank scholarship. Currently he teaches at the Photography Department of Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, also collaborating with Ar.Co and the Faculdade de Belas Artes (University of Lisbon). In 2008, participated (in duo with José Nuno Lamas) in the 2nd Photography Course, Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Between 2012 and 2014 he was responsible for the photographic department at Carpe Diem - Art and Research.
Currently he's one of the resident artists at HANGAR - Art Research Center. Along with Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim and Rodrigo Peixoto, he founded HÉLICE - Photography Collective, and PROPELLER magazine (coordinated by Sofia Silva).