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
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

Sleepless: Beds in History and Contemporary Art
21er Haus
Vienna, Austria
Jan 30 - Jun 7, 2015
La La La Human Steps
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 7 - May 25, 2015
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC
Feb 19 - Jul 12, 2015

Three Narratives
CaixaForum Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 11 - Jun 14, 2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters & Collisions
Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham, UK
Apr 3 - Jun 14, 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
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