Charlie Beare (b.1998)

Charlie Beare is a visual artist and writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated from Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art with a First Class Honours in Bachelor’s of Photography with Video in 2022. He was awarded a place on the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Executive Dean’s List for the academic year 2021-2022. Beare is currently a part of Flax Artist Studios’ Emerging Artist Programme.

His practice works with themes of queerness, gender identity and masculinity and his own personal experiences of living as a queer transgender man.



2019-2022 – Ulster University, BA (First Class) Hons Photography with Video

Studio Artist

2022 – ongoing – Part of Flax Art Studios’ Emerging Artist Programme


2021-2022 – Student Rep, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, NI

2020-2021 – Belfast School of Art Dean’s List, Ulster University, NI

Group Exhibitions

2023 – Digital Arts Studios, Visible Marks / Material Remains, Belfast NI

2023 – Flax Project Space, Time, Belfast, NI

2022 – Arcade Studios, Royal Arcade Academy Exhibition, Belfast, NI

2022 – Photo Museum Ireland, Photography and the Social Gaze, Dublin, Ireland

2022 – Arts For All, Arts Fest Belfast, Belfast, NI

2022 – Belfast School of Art, A Moment For Holding Degree Show, Belfast, NI

2022 – Flax Project Space, object + word, Belfast, NI

2022 – Golden Thread Gallery, A Bigger Picture, Belfast, NI

2022 – Flax Project Space, Becoming, Belfast, NI

2022 – Belfast Exposed, Imprint, Belfast, NI


2022 – 2023 – Digital Arts Studios Future Labs Foundation Residency


2023 – Trans_Muted Journal Issue #5

2023 – SAM’S EDEN II (print)

2022 – object + word (print)

2022 – A Bigger Picture exhibition article, Belfast Telegraph (online)

2022 – Source Graduate Photography Online 2022 (online)

2021 – Catalyst Arts, SAM’S EDEN as part of LGBTQIA+ steering panel (print)


2023 – Flax Art Studios, Time Artist Talk, Belfast, NI

2022 – Belfast Exposed, Imprint Artist Talk, Belfast, NI

Professional Experience

2023 – ongoing – front-of-house, BX Bank Gallery, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI

2023 – ongoing – co-facilitator of Queer Artist Forum, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI

2022 – co-facilitator of OCN Black Mountain youth workshops, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI

2022 – co-facilitator of Hairstory, a Sam’s Eden workshop , The MAC, Belfast, NI

2022 – RRR, Nerve Centre, Exhibition Facilitator at Ulster Museum, Belfast, NI

2022 – Belfast Photo Festival, Front of House Team Member, Belfast, NI

2021 – 2022 – RRR, Nerve Centre, Exhibition Steering Panel Member, Belfast, NI

2021-2022 – Volunteer, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI


2023 – ongoing – Associate Member, Visual Artists Ireland