Sasha Wortzel uses video, film, installation, sculpture, sound, and performance to explore how this country’s past and present are inextricably linked through resonant spaces and their hauntings. Raised in South Florida and based in New York City, Wortzel specifically attends to these regions’ histories and waterways.
Wortzel’s films have screened recently at the Museum of Modern Art’s DocFortnight, True/False Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Blackstar, Wexner Center for the Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Berlinale. Their work has been exhibited at Oolite Arts, Florida; the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, New York; and SALTS, Birsfelden. Their work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem, Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, and Miami Dade County Art in Public Places.
Wortzel has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and New York Magazine.