Photograph by Shoog Mcdaniel

Sasha Wortzel is an artist and filmmaker working between New York and Florida. Blending documentary and narrative storytelling, her films, installations, and performances explore how structures of power shape our lives around race, gender, desire, and place. 

Wortzel’s work has been presented nationally and internationally at  MoMA, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, BAMcinématek, DOC NYC, Leslie Lohman Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Berlin International Film Festival, and ICA London. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Art Matters, Field of Vision, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, Queer/Art/Mentorship, and the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund. Wortzel was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in film/video, Special Mention at 2018 Outfest Film Festival, and is a 2018-2019 participant in Abrons Arts Center’s AIRspace Residency for Visual Artists. Wortzel has been featured by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, Art in America, and The Nation. They received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.

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