Margarita Tsomou

Dr. Margarita Tsomou is a Greek writer, journalist, dramaturge, curator and moderator based in Berlin. 

Exploring issues of queer feminism and sexuality, political art, performance theory, new media and theories of democracy, Margarita is curator for Theory and Discourse at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, and the editor and publisher of the pop-feminist Missy Magazine.

Margarita writes for a range of print and radio outlets and is a regular speaker and moderator in panel discussions with leading thinkers including Chantal Mouffe, Josef Vogl, Saskia Sassen, Diedrich Diederichsen and Annie Sprinkle. As part of her most recent curatorial projects, Margarita produced the series '#unteilbar denken', a public think tank at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, as well as the event series 'Apatride Society' for Paul B. Preciado's discursive program at Documenta 14.

A Greek cultural studies scholar, Margarita received her doctoral title as a fellow at the graduate school for arts-based research 'Versammlung und Teilhabe: Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste' ('Coming Together and Participation: Urban Publics and Performative Arts') at the HafenCity Universität Hamburg/Fundus Theater/Kampnagel in February 2018. Margarita is part of the artist-activist group Schwabinggrad Ballett and the Berlin-based publisher bbo.


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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.

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.