Robert Gober (F '94)

by Catherine Opie

Robert Gober was born in 1954 in Wallingford, Connecticut. He studied English literature and art at Middlebury College in Vermont, and moved to New York in 1976, where he still lives and works. Gober began showing his work regularly in 1984, and began curating exhibitions in 1986. He has had numerous one person exhibitions nationally and internationally, notably at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Serpentine Gallery in London, Schaulager in Basel, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2014-2015. He represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2001. Gober’s curatorial projects have been shown at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The Menil Collection, Houston, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gober most recently created a three story permanent installation in the Haunted House at the Fondazione Prada, Milan which opened in May 2015.