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
Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016
The Duchamp Effect
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2015 - Aug 14, 2016
The World is Made of Stories: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oslo, Norway
Apr 12, 2015 - Aug 5, 2016

Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism
The George Economou Collection
Athens, Greece
Oct 22, 2015 - Apr, 2016
Connections and Context
Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, NY
Nov 1, 2015 - Oct 30, 2016
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Nov 20, 2015 - Mar 6, 2016

The New Contemporary
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Opens Dec 13, 2015
Printed Stories
de Young
San Francisco, CA
Jan 16 - Jul 10, 2016