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 - Sep 11, 2016
At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, D.C.
Opens Oct 16, 2014
The Permanent Collection: Art. Illuminated.
Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, NY
Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 6, 2015

America Is Hard to See
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
May 1 - Sep 27, 2015
Flying over the Abyss
Museum of Contemporary Art Crete
Crete, Greece
May 2 - Sep 27, 2015
Future Present
Schaulager
Basel, Switzerland
Jun 13, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

Glenn Ligon: Encounters & Collisions
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, UK
Jun 30 - Oct 18, 2015
The Great Mother
Palazzo Reale
Milan, Italy
Aug 26 - Nov 15, 2015
Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA
Oct 3, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016