Michael Küppers-Adebisi

Michael Küppers-Adebisi
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads AfricanDiaspora Education Database Network Media & TV Channel – Digital History Project Germany
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyMedia Production
Current
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads, Geschenkidee D&A GmbH
Previous
Kunsthaus KuLe | Art House KuLe, Villa Romana Florence & German Historical Institute, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
Education
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf/ Academy of Fine Arts

Organizations
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads AfricanDiaspora Education Database Network Media & TV Channel – Digital History Project Germany
Initiator
Starting January 2001
Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag BER
Head of Board | Vorstand – Berlin Global Village / One World Center Berlin
Starting October 2012
http://www.berlin-global-village.de/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsiNzaaS9q0 Michael Kueppers-Adebisi Speech I have dream

Berlin Global Village is building a One World Center in Berlin to synergize the decolonial antisexist antiracist initiatives striving for participation of all in a central building in Berlin
Foundation New Culture | Stiftung Neue Kultur SNK
Board Member | Stiftungskuratorium
Starting August 2014
http://www.stiftung-neue-kultur.de/html/stiftung4.html

Education
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf/ Academy of Fine Arts
Free Artist, Poetry & Multi-Media Performance,Video Art
1991 – 1995
Poetry | Performance | Video Art
Activities and Societies: Class of Nan Hoover and Nam June Paik
University of Düsseldorf
University of Düsseldorf
BA, German and English Literature, Philosophy
1988 – 1995
German Literature | English Literature | Philosophy
Duke University
Duke University
, AfricanAmerican Literature – HLGatesJr| Postmodernism – FJameson| African Art Philosophy – Y Mudimbe, Postgraduate Studies
1989 – 1990
Activities and Societies: Creative Writing – Toni Morrison & W Soyinka | … … … African American Dance with The African American Dance Company – C Davis | … … … Duke Museum Curator Internship Program

Summary
Founder of AFROTAK TV cyberNomads (Berlin 2000|2001) – The Black German Data bank Network and Media Channel, Social Entrepreneur and Eventmanager,Poet, Social & Multi Media Performer, African Union Consultant on Black Diaspora Issues, Interactive Non Linear Story Teller.
Specialties: Social Media Management, Cultural Lobby Campaigns, Visual Marketing, Educational Content Production, Culture Management

Experience
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
CEO
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
January 2001 – Present (15 years 2 months)Berlin Area, Germany
In 2001 cyberNomads promoted the digital architecture for an educational on line data bank to the Office for Civic Education of the German Government (BPB). We called it the Mother ship Data bank in reference to Sun Ra´s Mothership Connection.
We realized three Media Conferences (Black Media Congress Berlin) with local, national & international Black & African media. The European African Alliance (Black Media Network) promotes positive images of Africa & Black Europe with 4000 registered contacts (Black German Yello Pages).

We pitch our concepts to institutional cooperation partners and sponsors and stage our events at their locations (Goethe Institute Berlin, Heinrich Boell Foundation & House of the Cultures of the World) to dispel media perceptions about Africa through effective communication strategies interfacing with the media.

We developed the Pan-African MAY AYIM Black Literature AWARD under umbrella ship of UNESCO and as part of the BLACK ATLANTIC Festival curated by Paul Gilroy.

We lobby Educational Change Management through our Social Media Network. Eleven million viewers since 2001 showed interest in our educational content research, documentation and production for migrant communities traditionally excluded .

We do target group consulting for public TV (MDR, ZDF, N24), we are present on Public Radio (Deutschlandfunk, Radio Multikulti, Deutsche Welle) and in print (Zitty, The African Courier, African Heritage; LoNAM).

On invitation of the South African Embassy AFROTAK TV cyberNomads in September 07 represented at the African Union Diaspora in Europe Regional Consultative Conference,PARIS.
Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi as founding member was Vice President of the African Diaspora Committee Germany of the African Union from 2007 to 2009.
Geschenkidee D&A GmbH
Head of Sales Department Germany
Geschenkidee D&A GmbH
February 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
Disciplinary management of the staff of the Event Sales Department Germany
Design and development of German key accounts
Establishment of a sales structure
Coaching of the German key accounts
Development and implementation of concepts and sales strategies
Active participation and optimization of interfaces such as service , product and project management
Performing sales and negotiation discussions with customers
Media Concept | Moderation
Kunsthaus KuLe | Art House KuLe
December 2015 – December 2015 (1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
Don Letts| Early One Morning In the Heart of Africa
The Black Roots of Contemporary Music | Punk and Modern western Music

Dangerous Drums presents in Cooperation with AFROTAK TV cyberNomads & Kunsthaus KuLe
TALKS FILMS READING MUSIC

Ed2000, Biff Mitchell, Jimmy Bamba Sarr and Jurij Panfilowitsch. The 2nd part of the event takes place one week later at TRESOR
The Reichstag – Kafka in the reMIX | Exhibition & Multi Media Performance
Villa Romana Florence & German Historical Institute
March 2015 – March 2015 (1 month)Florence Area, Italy
Performance, AFROTAK TV cyberNomads present Adetoun Kuepper-Adebisi & Michael Kueppers-Adebisi Der Reichstag in the reMIX– Contemporary Epistemic Literature Sound & Image Archiving | Talking in Tongues Art & Multi-Media Interventions in Times of the new Global Renaissances… … …

Participants: Walter D. Mignolo, Prof. at Duke University, Durham, USA; Mariechen Danz, artist, Berlin; Medina Lasansky, Prof. at Cornell University Ithaca, NY; Maria Thereza Alves, artist, Berlin; Johannes Paul Raether, artist, Berlin, Villa Romana Fellow 2015; Hannah Baader, permanent research fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz; Artefakte // anti-humboldt (Brigitta Kuster, Regina Sarreiter, Dierk Schmidt) artist/academic group, Berlin; AFROTAK TV cyberNomads (Adetoun & Michael Kueppers-Adebisi) Black German Education, Media Art & Culture Archive, Berlin; Andreas Siekmann, artist, Berlin; Alvaro Jose Guillen Jr., artist, Los Angeles; Gala Porras-Kim, artist, Los Angeles; Adam Herring, Associate Prof. at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, USA; Liz Glynn, artist, Los Angeles; Carlin Wing, artist, doctoral candidate NYU, New York; Gabriel Rossell Santillán, artist, Berlin.
Florence is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Economic and commercial power structures that developed during the Renaissance also impelled the colonization of non-European worlds (through linguistic and semiotic hegemony) – is rarely incorporated into this Florentine narrative. In the tourism industry and in the sciences, eurocentric categories are each in their own way persistent, even – or especially – in times of rapidly progressing globalization: even as looking outward may become more natural, it still turns into confirmation of accepted master narratives.
http://www.villaromana.org/front_content.php?idcat=193&idart=724&lang=3
This event is a joint project of Villa Romana and the Max Planck Research Group at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut.

African Media Meeting – Co-Organizer with The African Network Germany (TANG)
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
2015 – 2015 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
http://www.vielfaltgestalten.de/images/downloads/schulungflyer2.pdf
University of Bremen
MMedia Lecture | Academia and DeColonial Art | Der Reichstag – Kafka in the reMix and other works
University of Bremen
August 2014 – August 2014 (1 month)Bremen Area, Germany
Universität Bremen Black Studies Institute

Prof. Dr. Sabina Loeck | Black Diaspora research project
Curator The Anti-Humboldt Box: Exhibition in a Suitcase/Campaign Suitcase
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
December 2013 – January 2014 (2 months)Berlin Area, Germany
The Anti-Humboldt Box: Exhibition in a Suitcase/Campaign Suitcase:
Marcel Duchamp’s “Boîte-en-valise” (Box in a Valise) contained a collection of his works on a tiny scale, which could be “unfolded” to yield an autonomous exhibition of his oeuvre in miniature. Artefakte//anti-humboldt and AFROTAK TV cyberNomads seize on this idea of the exhibition in a suitcase, using it to transport the critique of Berlin’s Humboldt Forum to various locations. http://www.hkw.de/de/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_97267.php
no-humboldt21.de

Commented Out-of-the-box Screening on Saturday:
– ‘Rise for you will not perish’ (on mummymania), part III: Museum by Artefakte // anti-humboldt, 2012/13, 18 min.
– Clips by AFROTAK TV cyberNomads, among others: ‘Flüchtlinge Deutschland Refugees Germany Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi Reichstag Rede Voice Refugee Forum Afrika Berlin // The Speech of Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi at the Refugee Demonstration Berlin. In front of the Reichstag with 3000 – 5000 Demonstators listening … What is the Structure that refugees are facing? 3 min.

The Anti-Humboldt-Box is a project by Artefakte//anti-humboldt (Brigitta Kuster, Regina Sarreiter, Dierk Schmidt) and AFROTAK TV cyberNomads (Adetoun und Michael Küppers-Adebisi) in collaboration with Andreas Siekmann and Ute Klissenbauer.
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
Producer | Film & Political Activism – Metamorphosis | Black German Adventures in NeoColonial Berlin
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
November 2013 – January 2014 (3 months)Berlin Area, Germany
DROGEN im PARK Afro Deutsche (Black Germans) in Görlitzer Park

Did you ever wonder why Migrants African Diaspora, Black Germans and POC (Peopele of Color) are being radicalized? Well here are some perspectives …

Afro German VideoZine Transmitting from Mauerpark –
Editor Journalism & Art | The Anthropocene Curator Interviews | Amseln Kiefer & Dietrich Diedrichsen
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
2013 – 2014 (1 year)Berlin Area, Germany
The Anthropocene Project – Basic cultural research using the means of art and science
2013/2014

Our notion of nature is now out of date. Humanity forms nature. This is the core premise of the Anthropocene thesis, announcing a paradigm shift in the natural sciences as well as providing new models for culture, politics, and everyday life. In a two-year project, HKW explores the hypothesis’ manifold implications for the sciences and arts.
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
Producer | AFRICAN DIASPORA EDUCATION REPORT – Migration and Barriers in the German Education System
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
September 2013 – December 2013 (4 months)Berlin Area, Germany
research interviews editing
Landeshauptstadt München – Kulturreferat | Pan-Africanism Congress Munich 2013
Curator Namibia GenocideExhibition | Faces of Africa Rennaisance (Gesichter der Afrika Rennaisance)
Landeshauptstadt München – Kulturreferat | Pan-Africanism Congress Munich 2013
October 2013 – October 2013 (1 month)Munich Area, Germany
On 30 September 2011 at the Charité in Berlin the mortal remains of 20 Ovaherero and Nama – men, women and children who were murdered by white Germans over 100 years ago – were restituted to their descendants visiting from Namibia. It was the first time that a German institution had ever agreed to such a ceremony. Thousands of
mortal remains shipped to Germany during colonial times and abused for inhuman, racist and pseudoscientific research, which denied the homogeneity between African men and women and white men and women, are still stored here.
Like most of the mortal remains stolen in this way, those returned in autumn 2011 originated from people who fought to defend themselves against colonial rule.

Because they led resistance against repression, rape, expropriation and eviction they were condemned to death along with thousands other Ovaherero and Nama in the concentration camps of the colony “German South-West Africa”. Many people were shot, hanged or cast into the desert to die of thirst. The few survivors had their personal possessions taken from them; their land and cattle were confiscated. In the field of serious historical research there exists a broad consensus today that the approach of the imperial “Schutztruppe” (“colonial protection force”) must be classed as genocide due to its deliberate intention and acts of elimination.

Muffatthalle Munich | Gesichter der Afrika Rennaisance ART Exhibition –
NO AMNESTY ON GENOCIDE –
Script Scholarship as Author
Westfälisches Landestheater | Federal Theatre of North Rhine Westfalia
September 2012 – August 2013 (1 year)
http://westfaelisches-landestheater.de/inzukunft/2011-2012-/teilnehmerinnen/michael-kueppers-adebisi/

Federal Theatre of North Rhine Westfalia
Council of Europe
Producer| Ballotelli – Media Racism or Colonial Stereotypes … MEDIA AGAINST RACISM IN SPORT (MARS)
Council of Europe
July 2012 – July 2012 (1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
MARS Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe

MEDIA AGAINST RACISM IN SPORT
Media, Diversity & Racism in Sport
NATIONAL MEDIA ENCOUNTER
Media Cross-Production for Inclusive Coverage
Initiator 1st Black Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora
KENAKO AFRIKA FESTIVAL Berlin
May 2012 – May 2012 (1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
Concept, Exhibition Design, Curator, Networking
Representative Financial Services | Fone Sales Expert
MEG AG
August 2008 – December 2010 (2 years 5 months)Kassel Area, Germany
MEG was the German No.1 player on the market until its insolvency in 2010

I operated> Sales B2C
Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
Strategic Consulting
Advising new on formation of corporations and business structures
Coaching New Team members
Keynote Speaker House of the Cultures of The World | The German Culture Institution Network
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
November 2009 – November 2009 (1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
In Fall 2009 House of the Cultures of the World called on major German culture institutions and political players from the German government constituting a network for ideas on the integration of migrant communities in the culture industry.
For the gathering in Berlin AFROTAK TV cyberNomads´ Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi and Michael Kueppers-Adebisi were invited to deliver the opening speech
JAMBA
Team Leader Call Center Berlin
JAMBA
September 2006 – September 2007 (1 year 1 month)
Responsible for English Lines globally, Italian lines and Portugese lines
• Shift-planning. Performance Tuning, SLA , team building
• Clarification Process and Process Definition. Reporting .
• Quality Management email and call processing
• Conduct interviews, coaching
• Disciplinary overall responsibility for 28 call agents
Siemens
Team Leader IT User Help Desk Berlin
Siemens
July 2006 – August 2007 (1 year 2 months)Berlin Area, Germany
Ensuring global access to Siemens Enterprise Portal
• Shift-planning, Performance tuning, team building
• Clarification process, workflow definition, reporting.
• Recruiting , implementation Assessment Center
• Disciplinary overall responsibility 20 call agents
• Quality assurance English coaching for 100 call agents across lines
• Development of e-learning platform , English online tests for Agents
Producer | Concept | Project Management – The Black Atlantic – Film Documentation
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
September 2004 – November 2004 (3 months)Berlin Area, Germany
I wrote the concept for and coordinated the realization of the complete documentation of the three months Black Atlantic Project. Including Interviews with the curators, artists and academics participating.

The autumn programme at the House of World Cultures follows the diverse reference systems and networks of the African Diaspora into the western hemisphere. Black Atlantic is the title of an interdisciplinary series of events featuring concerts, performances, literature, visual art installations, film, discussions and conferences. It connotes the dynamics, diverse currents and widely branching connections of transatlantic Black cultures.
Black Atlantic is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation Germany
Black Atlantic is under the patronage of the German UNESCO Commission.
Supported by Ministério da Cultura do Brasil
UNESCO
Initiator Management Publisher May Ayim Award – 1st International Black German Literature Award
UNESCO
November 2003 – November 2004 (1 year 1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
Production of Educational Content from with in Migration Communities and People of Colour in Germany.
The Award was written out for the sections Prose, Spoken Word and Multimedia.
The Award honors included the sculpture BLACK GERMANIA as well as price money for the winners and a publication in the Book called MAY AYIM AWARD 2004 and accompanied by a multi media CD.

The winners were invited to perform at the BLACK GERMANIA Gala Event at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. ( The Film Material is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/AFROTAKTVcyberNomads#g/c/3DADFCD1AEA94801 )

We developed the Pan-African MAY AYIM Black Literature AWARD under umbrella ship of UNESCO and as part of the BLACK ATLANTIC Festival curated by Paul Gilroy.

The UNESCO Section Germany took the project under its wings as project for the remembrance of the slave trade. House of the Cultures of the World became our cooperation partner and Linton Kwesi Johnson a good friend of May Ayim supported us financially as well as Honorary Patron of the Project in Memoriam May Ayim.

The project in Memoriam May Ayim introduced Black German Culture to the realm of first class German Art Institution.

In 2003 AFROTAK TV cyberNomads premiered a multi media production of Black German Spoken Word at the Martin Gropius Bau, – one of Berlin´s famed exhibition places. So this was the second time that we were able to get a community controlled project into the ivy league of German high art instituitons.

In 2009 the Public Attention that the Award created was crucial in the renaming of a street in Kreuzberg, Berlin to May Ayim Ufer and thus becoming the first Street re-named in Germany to honor an Afro German Role Model.

That was a major landmark in a change of perspective since the former name was given in remembrance to a white male hero of Colonialism.
Editor in Chief Online Dossier AFRICAN DIASPORA Germany
Federal Office for Civic Education of the German Government
October 2001 – June 2004 (2 years 9 months)Berlin Area, Germany
https://www.bpb.de/gesellschaft/migration/afrikanische-diaspora

On line on the pages of the Office for Civic Education of the German Government since 2004, our Multi Media Dossier on the African Diaspora Germany.
Offline it is available the print publication “TheBlackBook”.
Projektmanager Black Media Congress „From Berlin AFRICA CONFERENCE 1884 towards AFROFUTURISM 2004“
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
2004 – 2004 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads konzipierte mit Geldern der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung realisierte Black-Media-Konferenzen. Der Capacity-Building-Ansatz der Medienkongresse führte internationale Experten der Diaspora aus Afrika, Europa und den USA in den Bereichen Bildung, Kunst und Medien mit deutschen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Diaspora-Vertretern zusammen:

2002 unter dem Titel „Soulpower und Cyberspace“ (in Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Berlin)
2003 „Networking Europe“ (in Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin)
2004 „Von Berliner Afrikakonferenz 1884 bis Afrofuturismus 2004“ (Black Media Congress Berlin 2004 war Teil des Black-Atlantic-Projektes des Hauses der Kulturen der Welt Berlin).

Von 2003 bis 2008 entstand so eine dauerhafte Netzwerkstruktur. Weltweit haben in dieser Zeit über 11 Millionen Besucher auf die Inhalte und Publikationen des Bildungsportals zugegriffen. Mehr als 4000 Teilnehmer der Afrikanischen Diaspora haben sich in das soziale Netzwerk eingetragen. Dokumentiert wurde das Netzwerk in den Black German Yello Pages.[1]

Von 2007 bis 2008 wurde das Online-Portal in aktuelle Web-2.0-Applikationen überführt und ein Online-TV-Kanal angegliedert. AFROTAK TV cyberNomads begannen 2001 mit dem privaten Multimedia-Archiv von Michael Küppers-Adebisi, der seit 1989 die Afrikanische Diaspora in Deutschland auf Video dokumentiert. Inzwischen ist der Bestand des Archivs auf einen Fundus von über 2000 Videos zu einem Komplex aus folgenden Themen angewachsen: Afrikanische Diaspora in Deutschland von 1900 bis Gegenwart, Rassismus, Integration am Arbeitsmarkt, afrikanische Kunst und Medien in Deutschland, afrikanische Wissenschaftler und Rassismus in Institutionen.
Aufgrund der Expertise im Bereich Medien und Kultur konnte Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi 2007 im Auftrag der südafrikanischen Botschaft die Afrikanische Diaspora Deutschland bei der Europe Regional Consultative Conference der Afrikanischen Union in Paris vertreten.
transmediale – art & digital culture
Multi Media – Lecture
transmediale – art & digital culture
February 2003 – February 2003 (1 month)
At Transmediale 2004 – AFROTAK TV cyberNomads did a multi media – Performance – lecture on Black Online Communites and Democracy.

What are the preliminaries for Digital inclusion and overcoming the Digital Divide with focus on one of Germanies most international Communities: The Black Diaspora.
Heinrich Böll Foundation
Project Manager Black Media Congress NETWORKING EUROPE – Global Best Practice Network Conference
Heinrich Böll Foundation
2003 – 2003 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
von AFROTAK TV cyberNomads konzipierte und mit Geldern der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung realisierte Black-Media-Kongresse. Der Capacity-Building-Ansatz der Medienkongresse führte internationale Experten der Diaspora aus Afrika, Europa und den USA in den Bereichen Bildung, Kunst und Medien mit deutschen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Diaspora-Vertretern zusammen:

2002 unter dem Titel „Soulpower und Cyberspace“ (in Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Berlin)
2003 „Networking Europe“ (in Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin)
2004 „Von Berliner Afrikakonferenz 1884 bis Afrofuturismus 2004“ (Black Media Congress Berlin 2004 war Teil des Black-Atlantic-Projektes des Hauses der Kulturen der Welt Berlin).

Von 2003 bis 2008 entstand so eine dauerhafte Netzwerkstruktur. Weltweit haben in dieser Zeit über 11 Millionen Besucher auf die Inhalte und Publikationen des Bildungsportals zugegriffen. Mehr als 4000 Teilnehmer der Afrikanischen Diaspora haben sich in das soziale Netzwerk eingetragen. Dokumentiert wurde das Netzwerk in den Black German Yello Pages.[1]
Producer | Curator Black German Spoken Word MultiMedia Performance
Museum Martin-Gropius-Bau: Berliner Festspiele
2003 – 2003 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
Concept, Curator, Interactice nonlinear Storyboard, institutional networking
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
The Kidnapping | Interactive Movie – 1st INTERACTIVE BLACK MOVIE GERMANY
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads
January 2001 – January 2002 (1 year 1 month)Berlin Area, Germany
The Kidnapping | Die Entführung /Interaktiver Film DVD 30 min – Berlin
IDEA PRODUCTION DVD PROGRAMMING & PROJECTMANAGEMENT: MICHAEL KUEPPERS ADEBISI –

The Afro European Movie is an experiment in Transcultural Communication. The Afro European story is narrated in a German and an Afro German Version.

In the German Version the actors wear regular German attire as in the Afro German Version they tend to a more “African” dress code and a patois reMIX of German, English and AfroGerman language.

The Viewer can freely navigate in between both reMIXES and experience the different “rythms” of life that even though the story is the same make up for a different Movie. Watch the German trailer … .

The Movie favorites neither the German nor the Afro German line of Narration and no viewer depending on the choices of Navigation will see the same movie as any other viewer. The Movie that comes into existance is the Movie that is reMIXED by the viewer. “Afrika Multimedia” “Africa Multimedia”

Konzept/ Projekt-Management/ DVD-Authoring
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Project Manager Black Media Congress „SOUL POWER & cyberSpace“ Global Black Network Conference
Goethe-Institut e.V.
2002 – 2002 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
von AFROTAK TV cyberNomads konzipierte und mit Geldern der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung realisierte Black-Media-Kongresse. Der Capacity-Building-Ansatz der Medienkongresse führte internationale Experten der Diaspora aus Afrika, Europa und den USA in den Bereichen Bildung, Kunst und Medien mit deutschen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Diaspora-Vertretern zusammen:

2002 unter dem Titel „Soulpower und Cyberspace“ (in Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Berlin)
2003 „Networking Europe“ (in Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin)
2004 „Von Berliner Afrikakonferenz 1884 bis Afrofuturismus 2004“ (Black Media Congress Berlin 2004 war Teil des Black-Atlantic-Projektes des Hauses der Kulturen der Welt Berlin).

Von 2003 bis 2008 entstand so eine dauerhafte Netzwerkstruktur. Weltweit haben in dieser Zeit über 11 Millionen Besucher auf die Inhalte und Publikationen des Bildungsportals zugegriffen. Mehr als 4000 Teilnehmer der Afrikanischen Diaspora haben sich in das soziale Netzwerk eingetragen. Dokumentiert wurde das Netzwerk in den Black German Yello Pages.[1]
CEO Narah | Advertisement Agency for Culture Media and Art
NARAH-AG Otto Schulte-Kellinghaus
March 1999 – March 2001 (2 years 1 month)
Image Film Production for DEUTSCHE BAHN, Krefeld

Overall Project-Coordination for Centre Cosmique ExpoEvent Railwaystation Krefeld, in Cooperation with CHARLES WILP, DEUTSCHE BAHN and VOLKSBANK Krefeld

Image Film Production for HANDWERKSKAMMER North Rhine Westphalia
Deutsche Bahn
ProcessZion – conZENtrical Songs from the Matrix of the 21st Century | The Hope Principle
Deutsche Bahn
February 2000 – February 2000 (1 month)
Literary MultiMedia Performance
Concept/ Art Director / Project-Management| Performance

2000 ProcessZion – Krefeld
Black & White | Interactive Exhibition
Afrika Festival – Wuerzburg
May 1999 – May 1999 (1 month)
What differences does socio-cultural imprinting have on the way we perceive reality?
Project Coordinator – Vision Ruhr
235 MEDIA GmbH
November 1998 – February 1999 (4 months)Dortmund Area, Germany
Exhibition – Planning, Visualization, Location Scouting and Artists Coordination

The exhibition project `vision.ruhr´ opens up, with new artistic works and using the Ruhr conurbation as an example , the reality of life in and the transformation of an old industrial region. The art exhibition combines various display elements into a scenario that engages itself artistically with the historical heritage, the present time and artistic visions of the future.

Outstanding media installations, sculptures and performances by world-renowned artists are the focus of the exhibition, which will be rounded off by an event programme from the fields of music, film and Internet as well as museum-educational activities.

The central venue for the exhibition is the Jugendstil-Zeche Zollern II/IV in Dortmund. With works from Gary Hill, Doug Hall, Perry Hoberman, Studio Azzurro, Laurie Anderson, Jochen Gerz and many more.
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)
Multi Media Coordination for online part of exhibition @ Tate museum
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)
May 1997 – August 1997 (4 months)London, United Kingdom
Artists Coordination for Online Project HARLEM RENNAISANCE
Goethe-Institut New York
Representative of Contemporary German Literature
Goethe-Institut New York
1996 – 1996 (less than a year)Greater New York City Area
Selected as Representative of Contemporary German Literature – together with Durs Grünbein, Yoko Tawada, Bastian Böttcher u.a. (also Part of the Nuorican Poetry Festival @ Nuorican Poetry Cafe in Lower East Side presented by Bob Holemann and Miguel Algarin)
Featured Dance Performance Artist for Afrofuturistic Music Video “GREAT” (Heavy Rotation VIVA|MTV)
MEMBERS OF MAY DAY
1996 – 1996 (less than a year)Berlin Area, Germany
Michael Kueppers Adebisi” “MEMBERS OF MAY DAY” GREAT
Memorial Reading for May Ayim – The Valley of the Crying Stones | Im Tal der weinenden Steine.
Initiative Schwarze Deutsche & Schwarze in Deutschland | Initiative BlackGermans & Blacks in Germany
1996 – 1996 (less than a year)
Staged Lyrical Performance

After the death of the poet activist and academic May Ayim – the international community gathered in the Church in Kreuzberg, Berlin for one of the founding members of the Initiative Black Germans | Initiative of Black Germans and Blacks in Germany.
Co-Founding Editor for the 1st African German glossy Magazine on national distribution
STRANGERS Magazine
August 1993 – August 1995 (2 years 1 month)
The Magazine was the 1st glossy publication in Germany focusing on lifestyle and xrossover reports in media music and art.
Culture Manager Civic Mansion Duesseldorf | Buergerhaus
Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband
June 1993 – July 1995 (2 years 2 months)
Event management | Booking Music acts Die Toten Hosen Krupps, art exhibitions, art Festival in Cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Duessldorf

Focus on Xross Over Culture Mix Punk, Migrants and African Diaspora
Dance and musical Theatre Performance
NOH-club – Dance & Musical Theatre The Pleasure Principle
July 1992 – July 1995 (3 years 1 month)Düsseldorf Area, Germany
Since 1989 the NOH-club has been organizing all kinds of incredible events focussing on Germany, Spain and Amsterdam. Especially in the German metropolis of Düsseldorf the most unbelievable happenings took place, for example in the Museum Kunstpalast high above one of the most exclusive shopping streets of the world, the Königsallee or in “the” construction project in the history of the city of Düsseldorf, the Rheinufertunnel.

In Ibiza ever since hot NOH-parties have been celebrated. In 1999, for example, the popular “NOH-tuesdays” took place in the PACHA every week. The world tour 2000 caused a furore in Tel-Aviv, Palma de Mallorca and Berlin among other locations. Beyond night life, the NOH-club offered guests the possibility to take a look at contemporary art of either well-known artists or young talents at the NOH-gallery during the day.
Lost Tribes of Afrika / Literary MultiMedia Performance | AfroFuturism
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf | Academie of Fine Arts
February 1995 – February 1995 (1 month)
Black History Month
1995 Lost Tribes of Afrika / Anthologie – Berlin-Duesseldorf

Publisher Michael Küppers-Adebisi
Author/Script/Directing Lost Tribes of Afrika / Exhibition Curator | AfroFuturism
Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin
February 1995 – February 1995 (1 month)
Black History Month
1995 Lost Tribes of Afrika / Anthologie – Berlin-Duesseldorf

Performance on 5 parallel Stages in cooperation with a host of over 20 poets, musicians, dancers, sculptors

Publisher Michael Küppers-Adebisi
The Human Lyrical Machine | Multimedia Performance / Diashow/ Installation
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf | Academie of Fine Arts
March 1994 – March 1994 (1 month)
1994 Die Mensch Lyrik Maschine – Kunstakademie – Duesseldorf
In Memoriam Malcom X – Performance and Reading
Die Fabrik / Culture Center Hamburg
February 1994 – February 1994 (1 month)
Black History Month Hamburg
Return to the Native – afro futuristic PERFORMANCE
Dokumenta IX Kassel
October 1992 – October 1992 (1 month)
Literature – Performance with Dance & Fotographie
Modern Slaves – Performance and New Musik
Musikfabrik North Rhine Westphalia and Simon Stockhausen
July 1992 – July 1992 (1 month)
Commissioned Work | Performance and New Music – Performance and Reading for Simon Stockhausen and Musikfabrik North Rhine Westphalia

Performance und Neue Musik Auftragsarbeit
German Delegate
1st International Malcom X. Conference NYC – Radical tradition and a legacy of struggle
1990 – 1990 (less than a year)Greater New York City Area
Input from Germany
Author/Script/Directing The 23rd Year | Das 23. Jahr – Spoken Word Street Performance
Literary Underground Duesseldorf | Literatur-Untergrund Duesseldorf
August 1988 – August 1988 (1 month)Düsseldorf Area, Germany
The 23rd Year | Das 23. Jahr – Spoken Word Street Performance inspired by Ingeborg Bachmann=s Das 33. Jahr (The 33rd Year)

THE STORY/ The „Twenty-third Year„ is a coming of age performance of a young protagonist TRACY trying to make a very own picture of the world. The death of a friend in confrontation with the police and the search for black roots after an easy white childhood triggers new existential questions and problems. Historically the piece from 1988 is the 1st “BLACK DRAMA” intervention by the Afro German Diaspora struggling for its own public voice in Germany.

Besetzung/Cast: EineWeisse Frau…..A. LAUGSCH…..AWhiteLady DerÜbersetzer…..
MATHIAS M…..TheInterpreter DerNachrichtenSprecher…..
J. SCHWARZ…..TheNewsSpeaker ZornigerSchwarzerMensch…..
M. KÜPPERS-ADEBISI…..AngyBlackHuman

Author/Script/Directing by M. Küppers-Adebisi

Er/ Sie TRACY versucht sich an Befreiung innerhalb einer rassistischen Sprach-Kultur, in der Rassengesetze die Existenz von Schwarzen Deutschen per Gesetzgebung zu verbieten suchten.
Hier enteignet sich nun mehr die Sprache selber. Sie de-konstruiert ihre eigenen Grundstrukturen in Frage stellend und zerfetzt den strukturellen Alttagsrassismus, um im Zusammenspiel mit Musik und Perfomance Identitätsdiskurse zwischen Schwarz und Weiss und Frau und Mann neu zu verhandeln.
Eine Identität innerhalb einer weissen postkolonialen Kultur, die die Verantwortung für den Genozid in Namibia ablehnt und sich gleichzeitig gegen Apartheid in Südafrika engagiert, oder sich gegen Rassismus in den USA empört.
Die Aufführung von 1988 ist eine der 1. Historischen Verhandlungen der Schwarzen Deutschen Diaspora (Afro Deutsche) im öffentlichen Raum und interveniert als performative Handlung die Grenze zwischen „privat” und „sozial” in Form von Strassentheater.
Co-Founder Literature Collective Duesseldorf
Literatur-Unter-Grund Duesseldorf | Literary Underground Duesseldorf
1988 – 1988 (less than a year)
The Collective was performing in a variety of different Locations in the Rhineland.
The big event of the time was an invitation to the Internationaler Studentencongress (International Students Congress) in Leipzig and follow up performances in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the summer of 1989 – just 3 months bevor the fall of the wall …

Certifications
Bi-Cultural Cross-Media Journalist and Public Relation
BWK, Berlin
January 2014 – Present
Communikation & Deescalation Coach
SELLBYTELL Berlin
September 2006 – Present
Interactive Film & DVD Production, Non Linear Story Telling
L-4 Institute for New Media, Berlin
February 2001 – Present
Multimedia Producer Interactive Multi Media Production and Interface Design
CIM-Data Media Institute, Berlin
July 1996 – Present
Sales Representative Finance Services | Gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen | Leadership
October 2008 – Present

Languages
Germanic languages
Native or bilingual proficiency
English
Full professional proficiency
French
Elementary proficiency
Spanish
Elementary proficiency
Latin
Elementary proficiency

Publications
TheBlackBook 2004 – First Survey on the African Diaspora Germany | Cooperation with the Federal Office for Civic Education of the German Government
IKO Publishing House
2004
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi
Visions Africa Germany – Cultural Diversity in Europe of the 21st Century | New Culture Foundation Berlin
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads & New Culture Foundation Berlin
2015
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
For a New Culture in Germany. Instead Of: Against Depriviligation. Der Reichstag – Kafka in the reMIX
In: Melter, Claus (Hg.): Diskrimination and Racism critical Work & Education. Belz Juventa Weinheim und Basel
2015
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
Kulturwandlungstheorie meets Das Kreuz im Fenster. The Big Data remix.
In: Khoepsell, Philipp Khabo (Hg.): The Afropean Contemporary. Literatur- und Gesellschaftsmagazin. Berlin: epubli GmbH
2015
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
BlackGermania. I talk in Tongues. Culture Foundation Prayer Weaving.
In: Esuruoso Asoka / Khoepsell Philipp Khabo (Hg.): Arriving in the Future. Stories of Home & Exile. Berlin: epubli GmbH
2014
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
Diaspora–Faces of the Berlin Africa Renaissance – Afrika Images Germany
In: FREITEXT Kultur & Gesellschafts-Magazin, Berlin. Heft 19
2012
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
Musical Revolts, Migration und Politics with Focus on Black Music in Germany
In: Marvin Oppong (Hg.): Migranten in der deutschen Politik. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
2011
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
May Ayim Award – The 1st Black German International Literature Award
Orlanda Publishing House Berlin
2004
UNESCO Project in Memory of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi
Lost Tribes of Afrika / Literature Anthology – Berlin-Duesseldorf
Publisher Michael Küppers-Adebisi
1995
Lost Tribes of Afrika / Anthologie – Berlin-Duesseldorf | Historically The 2nd Black German Literature Anthology
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi
The Slaughter of Children Woke her | Short Stories and Poetry | in: Power of the Night
Publisher Initiative Schwarze Deutsche ISD (Initiative Black Germans)
1992
Power of the Night (Macht der Nacht) – Historically the 1st Black German Literature Anthology
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads – Ueber dekoloniale Wissensarchive, Soziale Netzwerke & kuenstlerische-mediale Wissensmanagement-Strategien
In: Camilla Ridha, Christelle Nkwendja-Ngnoubamdjum, Denise Bergold-Caldwell, Eleonore Wiedenroth-Coulibaly, Hadija Haruna-Oelker und Laura Digoh (Hg.): Berlin. Orlanda Frauenverlag: Spiegelblicke – Perspektiven Schwarzer Bewegung in Deutschland.
2016
AFROTAK TV cyberNomads – Ueber dekoloniale Wissensarchive, Soziale Netzwerke & kuenstlerische-mediale Wissensmanagement-Strategien

re-Thinking Colonialism | cyber-Kontent | cyber-Networking | cyber-Organizing | cyber-Kultur | cyber-Media | cyber-Aktivismus
Authors:
Michael Küppers-Adebisi, Princess Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi