Jacob an der Gassen

Bohemian in Berlin, Deutschland

Jacob an der Gassen

Bohemian in Berlin, Deutschland

Hey, dear visitors, thanks for visiting my page!

I am an Austrian living in Berlin / Germany, working at Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz as a librarian and registrar at Berlin State Library Unter den Linden. I am pleased to guide visitors through the Baroque Revival building and to volunteer as a peer mentor for addiction issues.

I am studying Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies at International Psychoanalytic University and, being an Alternative Psychotherapy Practitioner, I am in continuing Trauma therapy education at Arche Medica. My aim is to work as a Body Psycho- and Sexual Therapist in the future.

In my spare time it´s a great pleasure to welcome immigrants.

At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin I studied Library and Information Science (M.A. LIS) with emphasis on Information literacy, Semantic Web and the curation of an archive- and digital exhibition based on Herwarth Waldens avant-gardist Sturm-Archiv.

In Vienna I have been working at Prince Eugene of Savoys Baroque Belvedere Palaces, which are Austrian National Art Gallery. Within the scope of my responsibilities at Research Center I am proud that I have been able to contribute to the restitution of Gustav Klimts Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I., which is part of Neue Galerie New York now.

I had further positions at Kunsthalle Wien, Palais Dorotheum, Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace. Extra–professionally I underwent trainings on Human Rights, Empowerment, Documentation, InterCultural- and Business Management.

I enjoyed a lot living in the 2nd District of Vienna, formerly nicknamed „Matzo Island“, close to Prater and Danube.

At Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck I studied Art History (Mag. phil.), Romance Studies, European Ethnology and Medicine. My focus was on Gender Studies, Non-European Art, Modernism, Pablo Picasso, Roman Baroque and Heraldry.

I jobbed at University of Innsbruck, Kunsthalle Tirol at Salzlager Hall, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Tiroler Landestheater and Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik.

I graduated from an artistic high school with i.a. a paper about gastarbeiter, a cubist drawing and an Italian exam. In follow I did an Intercultural and -religious Sabbatical in Anatolia and India.

I have a passion for languages, travelling, bodywork, different cultures and unusual contacts. I speak English and German fluently, have some knowledge - in ongoing learning processes - in Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Russian.