Born in France, lives in France.
Sophie Calle is a French writer and artist who works with photographs, installation and performances, placing herself in situations almost as if she and the people she encounters were fictional. She also imposes elements of her own life onto public places creating a personal narrative where she is both author and character.
Since 2005 Sophie Calle has taught as a professor of film and photography at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She has lectured at the University of California, San Diego in the Visual Arts Department. She has also taught at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Exhibitions featuring the work of Sophie Calle took place at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Russia), at Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (USA), at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (Belgium); Videobrasil, SESC Pompeia, (São Paulo) Brazil; Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador (Brazil); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (UK); and the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg (The Netherlands).
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Sophie Calle 'Anatoli'
Sophie Calle, Sophie Calle 'Anatoli', 1986. Book, ink, paper, 22 x 15.5 cm, 23 p., language : French, publisher : École Régionale des Beaux-Arts Georges-Pompidou/Centre d'Art Contemporain d' Orléans, Dunkerque/Orléans, authors : Delphine Renard, Christian Caujolle.
Paul Benjamin Auster, Sophie Calle, Double Game, 2007. Book, ink, paper, 19.9 x 14.2 cm, 293 p, language: English, publisher: London: Violette Editions, ISBN: 9781900828286.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ART...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
[novels written by artists] The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. There are some examples of art
THE BOOK LOVERS - A Proje...
25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.
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Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra
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The Artist's Novel
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest