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
The Long Run
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 4, 2018
Robert Gober
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami
Miami, FL
Dec 1, 2017 - Feb 24, 2019
HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Feb 8 - Jul 1, 2018

Hyperrealism Sculpture
Kunsthal Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Mar 10 - Jul 1, 2018
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
Met Breuer
New York, NY
Mar 21 - Jul 22, 2018
Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today
International Print Center New York
New York, NY
Apr 5 - Jun 14, 2018

Dancing with Myself
Francois Pinault Collection: Punta della Dogana
Venice, Italy
Apr 8 - Dec 16, 2018
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels, Belgium
Apr 19 - Aug 12, 2018
Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Apr 29 - Jul 22, 2018

Analog Culture: Printer's Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA
May 19 - Aug 12, 2018
Dime-Store Alchemy
The FLAG Art Foundation
New York, NY
Jun 5 - Aug 17, 2018
MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Jun 9 - Oct 7, 2018

Thrill of Deception: From Ancient Art to Virtual Reality
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Munich, Germany
Aug 17, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019