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
Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016
The World Is Made of Stories: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oslo, Norway
Apr 12, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
Connections and Context
Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, NY
Nov 1, 2015 - Oct 30, 2016

The New Contemporary
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Opens Dec 13, 2015
Non-fiction
The Underground Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017
The Campaign for Art: Contemporary
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
May 14 - Oct 30, 2016

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
Jun 10, 2016 - Feb 6, 2017
Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison
HM Prison Reading
Reading, UK
Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2016
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Portland, OR
Sep 8 - Dec 11, 2016