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.