Tony Karman is the President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO. He has been active in the Chicago civic, business, and cultural communities for nearly 30 years. He was the Vice President and Director of Art Chicago from 2006 to 2010, and in late 2010 opened KARMAN projects inc. to provide strategic planning, management, fundraising, and marketing assistance to international clients such as Chicago Ideas Week/TEDxMidwest, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Global Summit, and more. He also co-founded and is President of 4DArts, a not for profit organization designed to initiate and produce temporal interdisciplinary public art events throughout the Chicago area.
In 2014 Vanity Fair magazine named Rhona Hoffman one of America’s 14 most important female art dealers. In 2015 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and in 2016 she celebrated her gallery’s 40th year. Rhona Hoffman Gallery, an influential fixture in the international art arena, specializes in contemporary art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based often by minority artists that are yet to have been widely shown. She shows no signs of slowing down.