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Nic Wilson:
A Dying Hare

In December, Remai Modern presents a new solo project by Regina-based artist and writer Nic Wilson as part of the RBC Emerging Artist Series.

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


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Fluent across media, Wilson creates videos, performances and artist books, and writes essays and art criticism. Their multifaceted practice often engages ideas of time and decay, queer lineage, and the distance between art practice and literature.

Nic Wilson, A Dying Hare (video still), 2016-2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Wilson’s video series, A Dying Hare, launches on December 22, 2021 and can be seen on screens located throughout the museum. Documenting burning candles, these playful yet poignant videos weave together art historical references with kitschy aesthetics and candy-coloured backdrops. The videos will be on view throughout the darkest days of winter, closing on March 6, 2022. Wilson’s project also includes a public performance and the production of a new artist book, both taking place in 2022.

Nic Wilson, A Dying Hare (video still), 2016-2020. Courtesy of the artist.

The annual RBC Emerging Artist Series provides funding to support an emerging artist at Remai Modern.

The artist would like to acknowledge the support of SK Arts.

Curatorial Team

Curated by Troy Gronsdahl, Associate Curator (Live Programs)


Nic Wilson (he/they) is an artist and writer who was born in the Wolastoqiyik territory, now known as Fredericton, NB in 1988. He graduated with a BFA from Mount Allison University, Mi’kmaq territory, in 2012, and an MFA from the University of Regina, Treaty Four Territory, in 2019 where he was a SSHRC graduate fellow. In 2021 they were long listed for the Sobey Art Award as a representative of the Prairies and the North. Their writing has appeared in publications such as BlackFlash Magazine, Peripheral Review and Public.