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 Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16, 2014 - Sep 11, 2016
Robert Gober At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, D.C.
Opens Oct 16, 2014
Robert Gober Body Doubles
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Oct 25, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015

Robert Gober The Permanent Collection: Art. Illuminated.
Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, NY
Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 6, 2015
Robert Gober As High as the Eye Can See
Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
Evora, Portugal
Nov 13, 2014 - Apr 5, 2015
Robert Gober Sleepless: Beds in History and Contemporary Art
21er Haus
Vienna, Austria
Jan 30 - Jun 7, 2015

Robert Gober LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension
Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville, TN
Jan 30 - Apr 19, 2015
Robert Gober The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Visualized
Contemporary Art Galleries at University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Feb 4 - Apr 25, 2015
Robert Gober La La La Human Steps
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 7 - May 25, 2015

Robert Gober A Secret Affair
FLAG Art Foundation
New York, NY
Feb 21 - May 16, 2015
Robert Gober The Untold Want
Royal Hibernian Academy
Dublin, Ireland
Mar 13 - Apr 26, 2015
Robert Gober Glenn Ligon: Encounters & Collisions
Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham, UK
Apr 3 - Jun 14, 2015

Robert Gober Glenn Ligon: Encounters & Collisions
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, UK
Jun 30 - Oct 18, 2015