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 World Is Made of Stories: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oslo, Norway
Dec 4, 2015 - May 30, 2017
Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX
Mar 13, 2016 - May 28, 2017
The Underground Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
Jun 10, 2016 - Mar 27, 2017
Art AIDS America
Alphawood Gallery
Chicago, IL
Dec 1, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
Dec 10, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

Gosh! Is It Alive?
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Ishøj, Denmark
Feb 4 - Aug 6, 2017
The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections
The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Feb 24 - Jun 18, 2017