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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 (b. 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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Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions
5 Ways In: Themes from the Collection
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 14, 2019 - Sep 12, 2021
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Nov 22, 2019 - Jan, 2021
Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Mar 10 - Nov 30, 2020

City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Oct 23, 2020 - Jan 18, 2021