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
At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC
Opens Oct 16, 2014
The Duchamp Effect
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2015 - Aug 14, 2016

Future Present
Basel, Switzerland
Jun 13, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Aug 22 - Dec 6, 2015
Body Proxy: Clothing in Contemporary Art
Oberlin College Ellen Johnson Gallery
Oberlin, OH
Sep 1 - Dec 13, 2015

No Place Like Home
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Provo, UT
Sep 18 - Dec 5, 2015
Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA
Oct 3, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
Good Morning America
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oslo, Norway
Oct 16, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Nov 20, 2015 - Mar 6, 2016