MICHAEL EB DETTO​
dettonation@gmail.com

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

GROUP SHOWS
2015 “Cabinet of Ghosts”, OCCCA, Santa Ana
2014 “Ghosts”, ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 “Cambodian Ghosts”, Meta House Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2001 “Auf der Jagd nach dem KSM” (Hunting the KSM), Literatur Moths, Munich
1997 “Der Groteske Raum” (The Grotesque Room), Domagk-Ateliers, Munich
1995 “Photo Works” on the occasion of the art convention “Candid Camera”, Łódź , Poland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 “Venice Art Walk”, invited since 2007 to participate in the yearly fundraiser
2011 “In the Electron Salon”, LACDA, Los Angeles
2011 “Energy”, juried group exhibition, OCCCA, Santa Ana
1997 Art Fair “Eigenart”, Wamsler Hallen, Munich

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Vachon, Michelle, “Silent Memories – Photographer Michael Detto captures the
unspoken emotions of Long Beachʼs Cambodian community”, The Cambodia Daily, November 24-25, 2012, pp. 8-9 (illus.)


EXHIBITION CATALOGS
“Cambodian Ghosts”, Meta House Phnom Penh, 2012
“Herausforderung Tier – von Beuys bis Kabakov”, Prestel Publ., 2000
“Späte Freiheiten. Geschichten vom Altern”, exhibition commissioned by the
SIEMENS Kulturprogramm, Prestel Publ., 2000
“Talk. Show – Die Kunst der Kommunikation in den 90er Jahren”, Haus der
Kunst, Munich, Prestel Publ., 1999


GRANTS AND AWARDS
2022 Finalist in the Code Orange section (July-August)
2012 Goethe-Institut Jakarta sponsored the exhibition in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(framing of fifty-one images, printing and advertising costs, opening)
1998 Rialto Film GmbH, Berlin, sponsored the post-production of the film “Żertwa” with DM 20,000.

EDUCATION
2013 Photography Certificate Program, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2012 “Type 25”, Typography class, UCLA Design Media Arts Department, Los Angeles, lecturer Noa Kaplan 2010.
1994–1996 postgraduate studies, film school in Łódź, Poland; final work was being producer, director, screenwriter of the film Żertwa, jeśli chcecie (35 mm, color and B/W, 35 min.)
1984–1988 major studies humanities, art history and Romance philology; not finished