Sasha Wortzel is an artist and filmmaker working between Brooklyn and Miami. Blending documentary and narrative storytelling, her films, installations, and performances explore how structures of power shape our lives around race, gender, desire, and landscape. Wortzel’s work has been presented and exhibited at MoMA, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, BAMcinématek, DOC NYC, Berlinale, and ICA London. She has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Field of Vision, Art Matters, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Queer/Art/Mentorship, and the Astraea Foundation. Wortzel was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in film/video and a 2018-2019 Abrons Arts Center’s AIRspace Residency for Visual Artists. Her film Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2018, co-director Tourmaline) won special mention at Outfest 2018 and is distributed by Frameline. Her work is the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum and Leslie Lohman Museum of Art. Wortzel has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, and Art in America. She received an M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.