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 World Is Made of Stories: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oslo, Norway
Apr 12, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX
Mar 13, 2016 - May 28, 2017

Non-fiction
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
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Portland, OR
Sep 8 - Dec 11, 2016

Dancing with Myself: Self-portrait and Self-invention Works from the Pinault Collection
Museum Folkwang
Essen, Germany
Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
Reshaped Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017
Surrealism and Beyond
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct 15, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

Art AIDS America
Alphawood Gallery
Chicago, IL
Dec 1, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017