Quentin de Pimodan

writes it all

Paris, France

Quentin de Pimodan

Freelance writer, book series about street art in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Arabian Gulf) :
ex-Nane edition (Paris based publishing house)

Papers in French and English



Not a single regional artist we have encountered since the beginning of our journey did not mention Saudi. According to many the Saudi art scenes, whether urban art or contemporary art, were among the greatest in the region. Scenes, because the country is so huge that the topic could be divided amongst 3 big cities.


Quentin de Pimodan

For several years, I worked at Nane Editions, a French publishing house that focuses on explaining national and international administrations to young audiences. At Nane, I wrote and co-wrote 6 books whose topics included the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Gendarmerie Special Forces and also the French National Police (

For two years, I traveled the GCC countries with a photographer to document the works of more than 20 Urban Artists in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The result of this project is a 6 book series describing the societies through the eyes of these border pushing artists. (

I lived in Sana'a, Yemen, in 2008 for a year. I worked in Kuwait for several months in 2006, on the World deepest onshore rig at the time.

I have been published by Slate France, Brownbook Dubai, RIEAS Athens, Red Bull Bahrain ( and have also been featured by Foreign Policy's Situation Report (, and on Pr. Joshua Landis' Syria Comment (

I created a blog called Watch Ducks, which compares the views of various journalists' on important and polarizing international issues.

For example:

Economic Crisis: Spending Cuts or Cast Austerity Away?

Did Arab Spring Kill Secularism? (

Arab Spring: US Neocons’ Domino Theory over Iraq?

Peak Oil: Plot or Pain? (

Israel-Palestine: Is a bi-national state conceivable? (