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Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Sasha Wortzel (she/they) is an artist and filmmaker working between Miami and New York City. Blending the archival and the imaginary, Wortzel’s films, installations, sculptures, and performances trace the ways the past haunts and inextricably shapes contemporary American life. Wortzel’s films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art’s DocFortnight, True/False Film Festival, DOC NYC, BAMcinématek, Blackstar, New Orleans Film Festival, Berlinale, and Sharjah Film Platform. Their work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign; and SALTS, Birsfelden. Their work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign; and SALTS, Birsfelden. Wortzel has been supported by the Ford Foundation Justfilms (2021), Sundance Institute (2019), Field of Vision (2019), and Art Matters Foundation (2015). Wortzel has been awarded a Doc Society New Perspectives Fellowship (2021), South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship (2021), Matakyev Research Fellowship at Arizona State University (2021), Camden Film Festival Points North Fellowship (2020), NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in film/video (2018), Ellies Creator Award (2020), and a Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellowship (2012). Wortzel has participated in residencies including Abrons Arts Center (2018-19), Watermill Center (2019), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program (2017-18), New York; AIRIE (Artists in Residence in the Everglades, 2017) and Oolite Arts (2020-21); Miami Beach. Wortzel’s film This is an Address (2020) is distributed by Field of Vision. Happy Birthday Marsha! (2018; co-director Tourmaline) won special mention at Outfest and is distributed by Frameline. Their work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and Leslie Lohman Museum of Art. Wortzel has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and New York Magazine. Wortzel received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in 2012.
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