Sophie Calle, who was born 9 October 1953, is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist.
Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability and examines identity and intimacy.
Since 2005 Sophie Calle has taught as a professor of film and photography at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Christine Macel described Calle’s work as a rejection of the Poststructuralist notion of the “death of the author” by working as a “first-person artist” who incorporates her life into her works and, in a way, redefines the idea of the author.