Eric Otieno Sumba

Eric Otieno Sumba is a writer, editor, and independent researcher with a background in social theory, political economy, postcolonial studies and art criticism. He is currently editor (publication practices) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. Recent editorial projects include the O Quilombismo Album, and the O Quilombismo Reader (both HKW/Archive Books, 2023), as well as the poetry collection Rage and Desire (Spazio Griot, 2022). His writing has been published in Contemporary And, Africa is a Country, Lolwe, The Guardian, Griotmag, Frieze, Sleek, Nataal, Monopol, Texte zur Kunst, and Camera Austria, among others.


Harvard Art Museums, Goethe Institut London, Kampnagel Hamburg, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Bremen, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA), Ballhaus Naunynstraße, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, Institut Francais Stuttgart, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Akademie Tutzing, Literaturhaus Berlin, Each One Teach One-Berlin, Gropius Bau Journal,, RAY Triennale Festival, Globale Film Festival 2018, Globales Schulkino, FCLR Film Festival Hannover 2017, Naxos Kino Frankfurt, Motivés e.V, Afrikavenir e.V, Internationaler Bund, Humanity in Action, Goethe Institut Dublin, Welkulturen Musuem Frankfurt, Palais Populaire Berlin