Smaïl Kanouté – Smaïl Kanouté is a French-Malian multifaceted artist based in Paris. “Choreo-graphist” –as he calls himself– he is both a graphic and silkscreen designer, a visual artist and a professional dancer. His numerous collaborations in fashion, design, video and performing arts reflect his prolific creativity. With Company Vivons! –founded in 2016– he develops performance projects, more personal choreographic artworks, dance-videos and short films. His current works investigate the impact of colonialism and the persistence of ancestral rites as asserting identity.