Belfast Exposed


2nd May - 1st Jun

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?! (2024) is a durational piece based on content shared on the artist’s social media, linked to the resu...

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2nd May - 29th Jun


This exhibition is an ongoing body of work by Chad Alexander. The series was created in Belfast and centres on people, predom...

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25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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Navigating Queer Landscapes


6th Feb 2024 to 30th Mar 2024

About The Exhibition

We are delighted to be working with the Queer Artist Forum to bring the work of two of its members to Embrace Style, the inclusive hair and beauty salon in east Belfast.

Artists Vesper MacKenzie and Aidan Geary have very different yet complimentary perspectives, and this mini showcase reflects the talent in the Queer Artist Forum, a platform for lens-based visual artists from the LGBTQIA+ community to provide support, development and discussion. The Forum meets monthly at Belfast Exposed.

The Artists

Vesper MacKenzie Aidan Geary
Artist Biography

Vesper MacKenzie (she/her) is a trans artist based in Northern Ireland. Her work explores themes of the gaze and surveillance as means of exercising control over queer people.

Vesper is currently studying for her BA in Photography with Video at the Belfast School of Art.


Originally from Dublin, Aidan Geary spent many years living in London and is now based in Belfast. He is studying for an MFA in Photography at the Belfast School of Art.

His practice explores human intervention on, and interpretation of the natural landscape, and uses images of the land to examine perception and looking, politics, and identity. While primarily using photography, digital media is also part of his working method.

Aidan previously studied multimedia systems at Trinity College Dublin, and has a background in digital media and television.


Belfast Exposed is supported by Belfast City Council and the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.