NERO is an international publishing house devoted to art, criticism and contemporary culture. Founded in Rome in 2004, it publishes artists’ books, catalogs, editions and essays.

NERO explores present and future imaginaries beyond any field of specialization, format or code – as visual arts, music, philosophy, politics, aesthetics or fictional narrations – extensively investigating unconventional perspectives and provocative outlooks to decipher the essence of this ever changing reality.

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Heads of Content:
Valerio Mannucci, Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti

Creative Director:
Francesco de Figueiredo

Editor at large:
Luca Lo Pinto

Sara Catenacci, Tijana Mamula, Valerio Mattioli, Corrado Melluso

News Editor:
Giulia Crispiani

Federico Antonini, Elisa Chieruzzi, Lorenzo Curatola, Olivia Lynk

Administration and Production:
Micaela Doti, Linda Lazzaro

Davide Francalanci

Cesare Pietroiusti
A Certain Number of Things
Can a book tell the story of a person through a catalog of objects as if they were an artwork altogether? A Certain Number of Things is the story of the life of Cesare Pietroiusti, one of the major  Italian contemporary artists, built around sixty-three+one things (objects, materials, narrated souvenirs, documents and drawings, photographs and sculptures) that, altogether constitute an autobiography-per-objects, one per year, from 1955 to 2019.
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Raafat Majzoub, Streetschool (Prototype 2), 2019. Installation shot from How to maneuver. Courtesy of Warehouse421.
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Not is a series of books published in Italian by NERO. It includes essays and genre-bending fiction in the fields of philosophy, pop culture, politics, art and speculative thinking, with the aim of bringing globally discussed themes and narrations into the Italian cultural debate.

Among our authors: Mark Fisher, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton, Basma Abdel Aziz, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Alexandre Laumonier, Kenneth Goldsmith, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.