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
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 - Jun 25, 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
Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield, UK
Mar 18 - Jun 18, 2017
The Transported Man
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Apr 29 - Oct 22, 2017

Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA
May 21 - Aug 27, 2017
Dying well – False death
Museum für Neue Kunst
Breisgau, Germany
May 27 - Sep 24, 2017
The Times
Flag Art Foundation
New York, NY
Jun 1 - Aug 11, 2017

Dioramas
Palais de Tokyo
Paris, France
Jun 14 - Sep 10, 2017