Charlie Beare (b.1998)

Charlie Beare is a photographer and artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He recently graduated from Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art with a First Class Honours in Bachelor’s of Photography with Video.

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

He is currently based in Flax Art Studios as part of their Emerging Artist Programme.



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

Studio Artist

2022 – Part of Flax Art Studios’ Emerging Artist Programme


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

Group Exhibitions

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

2022 – Belfast Exposed, Imprint, Belfast, NI


2022 – Digital Arts Studios Future Labs Foundation Residency


2022 – Source Graduate Photography Online 2022 (online)

2021 – Catalyst Arts, Sam’s Eden as part of LGBTQIA+ steering panel (print)


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


2023 – Queer Artist Forum, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI

2022 – Black Mountain teens’ workshops, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI

2022 – Hairstory a Sam’s Eden workshop , The MAC, Belfast, NI

Professional Experience

2022 – Nerve Centre, Exhibition Facilitator at Ulster Museum

2022 – Belfast Photo Festival, Front of House Team Member

Volunteer Work

2021-2022 – Belfast Exposed