Shir Ende is a Chicago-based artist, educator and administrator. Ende received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has recently shown at South of the Tracks, Mana contemporary, Comfort Station, Woman Made Gallery, Hokin Gallery and was a Sponsored artist at High Concept Labs.
Ende's practice examines ways of navigating (in) architecture by reimagining its relationship with the body—in terms of scale, movement, and shared space. She is interested in reducing the size of the build so that architecture becomes more manageable. She aims to create alternative ways of operating and rising questions of human intimacy in regards to architecture and the intimacy of architecture itself.