Mark Sloan has been the Director and Senior Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Institute is a multi-disciplinary, non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. In his twenty-seven year career he has organized hundreds of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Japanese installation art to 19th Century Baluchi tribal weavings. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum in Atlanta, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Presentation House in Vancouver, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. He has authored or co-authored nine books on subjects ranging from Russian conceptual art to early twentieth century circus life. He is also an active visual artist whose works have been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.