Serena Nono was born November 14, 1964 in Venice, Italy to Nuria Schoenberg Nono and the composer Luigi Nono. Serena grew up on the Giudecca in Venice. She spent a year in high school in Los Angeles, and studied art in London. She lives in Venice on the Giudecca, and is a painter and filmmaker. One of her recent films is a documentary made from her family’s Super 8 home movies. See her website at https://www.serenanono.com/.
Serena’s sister Silvia lives in Rome and is an editor and translator. Silvia is the former partner of the well-known filmmaker Nanni Moretti. They have a son Pietro (24), Serena’s nephew, who is a painter in London. Serena’s father Luigi Nono (1924-1990) descends from an old Venetian family. His grandfather, also called Luigi Nono (1850-1918), was a famous painter. Nono’s ancestors include the Priuli family. Lorenzo Priuli (1489-1559) was the 82nd Doge of Venice. His brother Girolamo Priuli (1486-1567) served as the 83rd Doge of Venice.
Serena is Catholic, but is increasingly interested in her Jewish background.