Founded by M.F.G. Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini in 2013, Discipula is a collaborative research platform operating in the field of photography and visual culture.

Adopting various strategies and with a particular focus on the forms and methods of narration, Discipula work delves into the production, use and consumption of images and explores the interweaving of fact and fiction in the process of meaning making.
As a mean through which to bring art projects outside more conventional and institutional spaces and to question the distinctions between creation and production, Discipula is committed to designing, self publishing and distributing its works as limited edition books and other printed matters




Combat Prize 2018 - Museo Fattori, Livorno

Premio Level 0, Art Verona, Verona, Italy  

Prize Francesco Fabbri for Contemporary Photography

H. Said He loved Us - T. Tanini, premio per l'editoria, Les rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

Premio Marco Pesaresi per la fotografia contemporanea (Tommaso Tanini – H. Said He Loved Us) GD4 Photoart Prize (selected)

Solo exhibitions



Promise Areas, MLZ Art Dep Gallery, Trieste



Spazio Gamma – Milano



Trasmissione_Performance, Discipula + Gianluca Ratti - Galleria Civica di Modena

How Things dream - Morpheus Phase 1 - Je Vous Propose, Zurich

H.said he loves us, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Belgrade

Stream Control Resistance, MLZ Art Dep Gallery, Trieste, Italy
The Looking Game (MFG Paltrinieri – Mirko Smerdel), curated by Louise Clements,Format Festival, Derby, UK
H. Said He Loved Us (Tommaso Tanini), curated by Louise Clements, Format Festival, Derby, UK


H. Said He Loved Us (Tommaso Tanini), curated by Federica Chiocchetti, Kunsthalle Mélycsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
The Looking Game (MFG Paltrinieri – Mirko Smerdel), Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy


The Looking Game (MFG Paltrinieri – Mirko Smerdel), RED Gallery, Londra, UK

Group exhibitions



Artefiera Fair, MLZ Art Dep, Bologna



Every Day life - Economia globale e immagine contemporanea, Galleria Civica di Trento - Mart, Trento


Unseen Art Fair, MLZ Art Dep, Amesterdam

Omologia, Neon Gallery, Paratissima, Milano

Talking (about) Images, curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Marta Rovetta, Galerija Kortil, Rijeka, Croatia
Arte Fiera, MLZ Art Dep, Bologna, Italy

Art Verona, MLZ Art Dep, Verona, Italy

Neoglobalidad, Centre de la Photographie, Geneve, Switzerland
Co-op Unseen, curated by Lars Willumeit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pla(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
POIUYT. Punto Zero. Pratiche critiche nella fotografia contemporanea italiana,
curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Gaia Tedone, MLZ Art Dep, Trieste, Italy


A Fictional Narrative Turn, JimeiXArles, Xiamen, China
Art Verona, MLZ Art Dep, Verona, Italy

Good Night and Good Luck, A plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy
Teatrum Botanicum, PAV, Turin, Italy
Niche Display, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

F4 un'idea di fotografia, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Treviso, Italy

Imagineering-(Re)activating the Photographic / Krakow Photomonth, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland

Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, Germany

What’s this book? - Belgrade Photo Month, Belgrade, Serbia

Photolia Festival, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Dedans, Galleria Ricci, Carrara, Italy

Photo50, Feminine Masculine, London Art Fair, London, UK


NIDA International Art Photography Symposium, Nida, Lithuania

Boundaries / Organ Vida Festival, Galerija Klovićevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia
ArTS, Piazza dell’arte pubblica, Trieste, Italy


Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies, curated by Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez – PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland
The Italian Photobook, Sifest, Savignano Sul Rubicone (FC), Italy

Photobookshow, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo, Japan


Dall’archivio al libro, Sifest, Savignano Sul Rubicone (FC), Italy



Discipula, Htd Morpheus, Landscape 01, 2017, stampa ink jet, cm 100 x 200
Discipula, How Things dream 2016, digital print on aluminium, 190x85 x70cm
Discipula, How Things dream, Chakra studies, 2017, mixed media, 60x40cm each
Discipula, Efficacy Testing Stream, 2015, uv-print on pet, 50x35cm
Discipula, Just like Arcadia, 2016, digital print on PVC, 150x75cm each
Discipula, The Dead Commercials, 2014, wall installation with founded film, variable size.
Discipula, Morpheus - Milano Media Action, 2017, ink jet on fine art paper, 120 x 80cm