Jean-Sébastien Clain and Yannis Nanguet were born in Saint-Denis, Reunion, in 1984 and 1983 and met as students at the School of Fine Art in Le Port. They decided to form the duo Kid Kréol & Boogie in 2008. They live and work in Saint-Denis.
Kid Kréol & Boogie’s work consists of unveiling an imaginary Reunionese Creole world. It has its roots in the Indian Ocean and in beliefs belonging to a culture that is gradually disappearing. As visual artists, their aim is to take this culture which is transmitted through music and orally in family circles to reflect and reinvent it in visual form. They have shown their work at several exhibitions, festivals and performance venues worldwide, in South Africa, Brazil, Madagascar and Slovakia.