Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

1st Dec - 25th Feb

Street View: Chad Alexander

From December 2022, Belfast Exposed is proud to be sharing a range of work by Chad Alexander via our Street View installation...

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9th Feb - 18th Mar

She / Her / Hers / Herself

In January 2023, Belfast Exposed presents an exhibition of new work by the socially engaged artist Anthony Luvera, She / Her ...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Belfast Exposed Presents: The World’s First TikTok Exhibition

Gallery 2

1st Dec 2022 to 23rd Dec 2022

About The Exhibition

Coming this December, Belfast Exposed is excited to announce the WORLD'S FIRST TikTok exhibition!

We have worked with VAVA Influence – Northern Ireland’s premier influencer marketing agency – and a trio of Northern Irish TikTok creators to present an immersive, genre-defying exhibition that seeks to bring new audiences to the visual arts.

The first of its kind globally, the exhibition will be highly interactive for audiences and push boundaries of what can be done in an otherwise static gallery space. It is also part of our Futures initiative, which seeks to provide platforms for emerging artists & creators.

Taking over Gallery II and our social media channels, the exhibition will feature photography, audio visual, interactive digital and installation elements. We will be working with creators Emma White (@officialemmawhite), Conor Joyce (@conorsadce) and Erin Riley (@eringinariley), given free rein to create, with the goal of producing work that is interactive both in person and online.

Since its launch in 2016, TikTok has become one of the world’s most popular social media platforms and was ranked as the world’s most popular website in 2021, surpassing Google. Having become a staple of both personal and business social media, TikTok is home to artists, creatives and influencers of all kinds. Vast quantities of audio and visual content are generated on it every day, both through original content creation and ‘remixes’ of existing TikToks by users. We are keen to explore how these cycles of creation and adaptation are interpreted by our audiences. TikTok is home to artists, creatives and influencers of all kinds. Vast quantities of audio and visual content are generated on it every day, both through original content creation and ‘remixes’ of existing TikToks by users. We are keen to explore how these cycles of creation and adaptation are interpreted by our audiences.


‘We are thrilled to be presenting this world first of an exhibition and pushing the boundaries of what can be done in our gallery spaces. Working with VAVA and these creators will bring a whole new audience to Belfast Exposed, as well as introducing our existing audiences to a new way of producing & consuming art. We can’t wait to see how they react!’

Deirdre Robb, Director Belfast Exposed


 

The Artists

VAVA Influence & Multiple Artists

Artist Biography

VAVA Influence is Northern Ireland’s first agency dedicated exclusively to Social Media Influencer Marketing. Since 2019, VAVA has worked to professionalise Northern Ireland’s growing industry of influencer marketing and helps brands, big and small, capitalise on the potential for exposure and revenue. The use of TikTok is an integral part of their approach, so VAVA are the ideal partner for Belfast Exposed in this endeavour.

Acknowledgements

Belfast Exposed is funded by Belfast City Council and Arts Council Northern Ireland.