Asa Lipman Mendelsohn makes films, performances, and media projects that develop through a process of recording, writing, and collaboration, often focusing on personal relationships and desire as ways to navigate seemingly inaccessible infrastructures, histories, and systems of power.

Asa works as a teacher, and often with other artists and filmmakers as a writer, editor, and performer. He has performed and exhibited at venues including Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and Anthology Film Archives, New York. Asa was a Fulbright Fellow in Vienna and a Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. He is currently an MFA candidate in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, where he is learning about passing, resistance, and bureaucracy.

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Bad, 2019
Portrait of my mother, NY, NY