Margarita Tsomou

Margarita Tsomou is a Greek author, journalist, playwright, curator and activist based in Berlin. 

Working at the crossroads between art, politics and diversity, Margarita is the publisher of the pop-feminist Missy Magazine and a contributor for a number of German newspapers and radio programs. Margarita's core interests cut across queer-feminism and sexuality, the politics of art, performance theory and media studies, as well as democracy and the transformation of contemporary Greek society during the debt crisis. 

As a journalist and moderator, Margarita has led countless critical conversations at panels and press conferences, and interviewed a number of influential artists and thinkers, from musicians M.I.A., Peaches and actress Fanny Ardant, to author Paul Preciado, sociologist Saskia Sassen and art curator Adam Szymczyk, among others. As an active curator and artist, Margarita has collaborated on works and projects presented at documenta 14 in Kassel, Volksbühne Berlin, HAU Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Onassis Cultural Center Athens and Goethe-Institut Athens. Margarita is also part of the publishing collective bbooks in Berlin and the activist/artist group Schwabinggrad Ballett in Hamburg. 

A Greek based in Berlin, she is the moderator of the radio show Elliniko Rantevou on German public radio broadcaster rbb/COSMO. Currently she is finishing her book Representation of the Many, exploring the complexities of democracy discourses in Greece since 2011. Since 2016, Margarita has frequently featured as a guest on political talk shows including Anne Will (ARD) and Maybrit Illner (ZDF), sharing her expert insights into the Greek crisis. 


Further

Margarita was the curator of the conference HEIMATPHANTASIEN at the 2018 Kampnagel Festival.

Margarita was a moderator at the Open Source Festival Congress where she interviewed Mykki Blanco.

Watch Margarita moderate the Berlinale 2018 Press-Conference with Fanny Ardant.

Watch Margarita take part in the TV-Talkshow "Anne Will", talking about the Greek economy-crisis.

See Margarita talk about the political relations between Greece and Germany at the TV-Talkshow "phoenix RUNDE".

Watch Margarita moderate the TalkReal discussion about the European refugee crisis.

See Margarita moderate the talk im transit episode about the Spanish elections in 2015.

See Margarita moderate the Feminist-Union-Panel at the Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.

See Margarita's Keynote about Greeces sovereignty in Europe at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Margarita curated and moderated the opening of the exhibition of Working Group Distomo at documenta 14, in Kassel, 2017.

Watch below Margarita moderate the Berlinale 2018 Press-Conference with M.I.A.