Em König is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works on Kaurna Country. Their practice includes poetry, music, performance and sound art.
Em’s poetry has been published widely in journals and periodicals including Rabbit, Cordite, Meniscus, SWAMP, On Dit, and Queer Modern Poets. Their debut full length collection, ‘Breathing Plural’, was released by Cordite Books in 2020. Em has performed their poetry at events hosted by Feast Festival (SA), SALA Festival (SA), Emerging Writer’s Festival (Vic) and No Wave Poetry Readings (SA) among others.
Em has made music/sound art both as a member of GIRL & Winter Witches but also as a solo artist and under the moniker Nina in Ecstasy. They have toured nationally and performed as part of Next Wave (Vic) and Liveworks (NSW), and have been a contributing artist to exchanges run by FELTSpace (SA) and Fine Print Magazine (SA). Em has also developed and presented new performance works in collaboration with Vitalstatistix (SA), The Mill (SA), Punctum Inc. (Vic), The Substation (Vic) and the Adelaide Festival Centre (SA).
Em is a sporadic DJ and presents club nights, often in collaboration with queer comrades Bad Jelly DJs and Betty Heslop.