Competition: US & Canada
Sasha Wortzel is a visual artist and filmmaker using film, video art, installation, sculpture, and sound 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, Wortzel specifically attends to sites and stories systematically erased from these regions’ histories. Tangled dynamics of desire and loss layered in the landscape and reverberating across time form a through-line in her work. Wortzel has screened and exhibited at MOMA DocFortnight, True/False, San Francisco International, CPH:DOX, Wexner Center for the Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Henry Art Gallery, and Cooley Memorial Gallery, among others. Wortzel has received support from Ford Foundation, Sundance, Field of Vision, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Doc Society, and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship. Residencies include Silver Art Projects, Smack Mellon, LMCC Workspace Program, Abrons Arts Center, Watermill Center, AIRIE, and Oolite Arts. Wortzel’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem, Leslie Lohman Museum, and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places. Wortzel has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America.