Visual artist and critical observer of the contemporary condition, NERO (b. 1980) carries on a personal expressive search to explore, with a cynical and cheeky eye, processes and dynamics in society, politics and economics. Focusing on the field of personal and collective fulfillments, notions of desire, the body and semiotics are evoked in his provocative sculptures and installations. Making use of animal iconography as well as of sacred and popular themes, he creates, iconic installations, which employ a multitude of media. He describes our present condition through the evolutionary and mental processes of the human modus operandi, which lies between the private and public sphere. The most recent and important solo exhibitions include: That’s hole Folks! at Galleria 42 in Modena (2010), Osservatorio #2 [VOL.2] at Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza (2009), Le ossa del cane nel cuore at PAC/Pavillion for Contemporary Art in Milan and Le ossa del cane nel cuore ovvero il mio sentire randagio at Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea and Circolo degli Artisti in Faenza, both in 2008. Group exhibitions include: Violazione di domicilio at Sala1 in Roma (2009), the XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Bari (2009), ALLARMI 2008 at Caserma de Cristoforis in Como (2008). In 2007, he has been awarded with the Premio Monica Biserni on the occasion of the 55° Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d’Arte Contemporanea in Faenza and in 2008 the Bronze Award on the occasion of the VIII International Ceramic Competition at Mino, Japan. In 2007, he won an artist residency in Gmunden, Austria and in 2008 he was the guest speaker at the Hagi Huragami Museum in Japan. At present, he produces most of his works in his studio in Faenza (Italy).