ghazel was born in Tehran, Iran in 1966, she lives and works in Paris and Tehran. She has participated in many international biennials, including the 50th International Exhibition Venice Biennial (2003), the 8th Havana Biennial (2003), the 3rd Tirana Biennial (2005), the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005) the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006).Her works are in many public collections including: Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris), MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna) and the Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration (Paris).In 2018 the French Minister of Culture made her Knight (Chevalier) of the Order of Arts and Letters.