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 Duchamp Effect
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2015 - Jul 24, 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 Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil
The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Nov 5, 2015 - Jun 19, 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
Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX
Mar 13 - May 28, 2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Mar 18 - Sep 4, 2016

Non-fiction
The Underground Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016
Kunstmuseum Basel
Basel, Switzerland
Apr 19 - Sep 18, 2016
Urs Fischer - False Friends
Museum of Art and History of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 28 - Jul 17, 2016

The Campaign for Art: Contemporary
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
May 14 - Oct 30, 2016
Hyper-realist Sculpture 1973-2016
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
Jun 7 - Sep 26, 2016
Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2016