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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Museum Exhibitions
Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades
The Warehouse
Dallas, TX
Jul 10 - Dec 29, 2017
I Am A Problem: Staged by Ersan Mondtag
Museum für Moderne Kunst
Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 23, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018
Diorama. Inventing Illusion
Schirn Kunsthalle
Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 6, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Hyper Real
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia
Oct 20, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018
Von Pablo Picasso bis Robert Rauschenberg
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Chemnitz, Germany
Nov 12, 2017 - Feb 18, 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