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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Gallery Exhibitions







Museum Exhibitions
The Long Run
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Opens Nov 11, 2017
Robert Gober
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami
Miami, FL
Dec 1, 2017 - Feb 24, 2019
Bodies of Colour: Breaking with Stereotypes in the Wallpaper Collection
Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester
Manchester, Untied Kingdom
May 4, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019

Surface Matters
Mutina for Art
Modena, Italy
Sep 15, 2018 - Feb 22, 2019
Robert Gober
Glenstone
Potomac, MD
Opens Oct 4, 2018
5 Ways In: Themes from the Collection
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 14, 2019 - Sep 12, 2021

Thrill of Deception: From Ancient Art to Virtual Reality
Ludwig Forum Aachen
Aachen, Germany
Feb 22 - Jun 30, 2019
The Body Electric
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 30 - Jul 21, 2019