Photograph by Shoog Mcdaniel

Sasha Wortzel is an artist and filmmaker living and working in New York City. Her work in film/video and installation often blends documentary techniques, archival footage, and fictional narratives to explore the ways that structures of power shape our lives around race, gender, sexuality, and place. 

Wortzel has recently presented work at the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Hirshhorn, Berlinale, BAM Cinematek, DOC NYC, Outfest, UnionDocs, Tribeca Interactive, Leslie Lohman Museum, and A.I.R. Gallery. Her work has been supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Wortzel was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in film/video,  a 2016-2017 participant in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, and a 2012-2013 fellow of filmmaker Ira Sach's Queer/Art/Mentorship program. Wortzel's work has been featured by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, Art in America, and The Nation. They received an MFA from Hunter College.

Wortzel is currently in production on a feature set in the Florida Everglades.