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 is 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
Robert Gober Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Oct 2, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015
Robert Gober Perfect Lovers, Art in the Time of AIDs
Fundació Suñol
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 2, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015
Robert Gober The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Oct 4, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

Robert Gober Beg, Borrow and Steal
Taubman Museum of Art
Roanoke, VA
Oct 11, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015
Robert Gober Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16, 2014 - Sep 11, 2016
Robert Gober Disturbing Innocence
FLAG Art Foundation
New York, NY
Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015

Robert Gober Body Doubles
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Oct 25, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015