Director & Chief Curator
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC, USA
Mark Sloan has been the Director and Chief 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 featuring the work of emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists from around the world.
In his 34-year career, Sloan has maintained a consistent engagement with photography. He curated "No Man’s Land: Contemporary Photographers and Fragile Ecologies", featuring Edward Burtynsky, David Maisel, and Emmet Gowin. He is currently co-curator for "Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South", which will debut in Charleston in 2018, followed by a national tour. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; and Presentation House, Vancouver, Canada. He has authored or co-authored sixteen books on subjects ranging from Russian conceptual art to photographs of early twentieth century circus life. In the 1980’s, he was Executive Director of The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, and Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork.