Sasha Wortzel is a New York-based artist and filmmaker originally from Florida. Blending documentary techniques and narrative storytelling, her films, installations, and performances explores how structures of power shape our lives around race, gender, sexuality, and place.
Wortzel’s work has been presented internationally at MoMA, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, BAMcinématek, DOC NYC, Leslie Lohman Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Berlinale, and ICA London. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, Queer/Art/Mentorship, 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, 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 feature set in the Florida Everglades.