Robert Gober

Robert Gober's meticulous sculptures explore sexuality, relationships, nature, politics, and religion. His work is often based on memories from his childhood or on familiar subject matter from around his home or studio. Sinks, doors, cribs, chairs, and body parts recur in his oeuvre. Among Gober's best-known works are large room-sized installations, sometimes incorporating running water and theatrical lighting. His work is made by hand in his studio with painstaking attention to detail.

Gober (born 1954) represented the United States at the 2001 Venice Biennale and has had one-person exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Serpentine Gallery, London; and, most recently, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel. In 2007 his work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Schaulager, Basel. A large-scale survey of his work was on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from October 4, 2014 to January 18, 2015. He lives and works in New York.

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Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions
Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades
The Warehouse
Dallas, TX
Jul 10, 2017 - Apr 14, 2018
The Long Run
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 4, 2018
Art and Space
Guggenheim Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
Dec 5, 2017 - Apr 15, 2018

An Untitled Installation Conceived by Robert Gober
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO
Dec 15, 2017 - May 13, 2018
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 20 - Apr 8, 2018
HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Feb 8 - Jul 1, 2018

Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC
Feb 14 - May 13, 2018
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
Met Breuer
New York, NY
Mar 21 - Jul 22, 2018