Charlie Beare (b.1998)

Charlie Beare is a visual artist 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 and is currently studying an MA in Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast.

His practice works with themes of queerness, gender identity, masculinity and his own personal experiences of living as a queer transgender man through the mediums of photography, video and text.

He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions across the north of Ireland including Belfast Exposed and Golden Thread Gallery and has also exhibited in Dublin’s Photo Museum.



2023 – ongoing – MA Arts Management, Queen’s University Belfast

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

Studio Artist

2022 – 2023 – Emerging Artist Programme, Flax Art Studios, Belfast


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 – Melting Pot 8, ArtCetera Studio, Belfast, NI

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

2023 – Time, Flax Project Space, Belfast, NI

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022 – Becoming, Flax Project Space, Belfast, NI

2022 – Imprint, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI


2022 – 2023 – Future Labs Foundation Residency, Digital Arts Studios , Belfast, NI


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 – Visual Artists Ireland, Visual Artists Café: Show and Tell NI Talk, Online

2023 – a-n, Assembly Belfast Talk, Belfast, NI

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

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

Professional Experience

2024 – placement student, The MAC, Belfast, NI

2023 – 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 – Exhibition Facilitator at Ulster Museum, RRR, Nerve Centre, Belfast, NI

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

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

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


2023 – ongoing – a-n, Student Member

2023 – ongoing – Visual Artists Ireland, Associate Member