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Since the late 1970s, Sophie Calle (b. 1953, Paris, France) has made work that investigates provocative and often controversial methods for confronting her emotional and psychological life. She is well known for sleuth-like explorations of human relationships, which have led her, for example, to follow a stranger in the streets of Venice, or to secretly photograph the belongings of hotel guests. Calle’s work has been shown internationally in venues which include Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago; and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. In 2019, Calle’s work was celebrated with Cinq, a five-part retrospective across the city of Marseille, France. Her work can be found in public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.