“we create original and innovative cultural art exchanges that promote mutual understanding among nations.”


marina kovalyov, partner

Marina Kovalyov is highly regarded in Russian-speaking communities worldwide as both a cultural and business leader. After years of serving as Senior Curator at the St. Petersburg Museum (Russia), Marina worked as a chief curator at the Costumes and Textiles department at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. 

Marina Kovalyov is a recipient of numerous awards for her contributions. In 2017 she was honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio for her Outstanding Contributions to New York City. For three consecutive years from 2006-2008 she was recognized for “Contributions to the Successful Development of Cultural Life of New York City," and in 2005 she was honored by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for her Outstanding Contributions to New York City, among many others.   


Sonya bekkerman, partner

Sonya Bekkerman is an art consultant with over 18 years of broad experience in the international art world. 

She is a partner in The Sonmar Group, LLC., a consulting group that specializes in ideation and strategy for event production, international art curation, art acquisition, art collection formulation, planning and management. Together with her business partner Marina Kovalyov, The Sonmar Group brought the first art exhibition from an American museum “In Search of Shambhala: Masterpieces from the Nicholas Roerich Museum New York” to the National Museum in Kazakhstan to coincide with Expo 2017 Astana.