Ghazel was born in Tehran, Iran in 1966, and divides her time between Paris and Tehran. She holds a BFA and MFA in Visual Arts from l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts, (Nîmes, France) and a BA in Film Studies from l’Université Paul Valéry, (Montpellier, France) She has participated in many international biennials, including the 50th International Exhibition Venice Biennial (Clandestini) in 2003, the 8th Havanna Biennial (El Arte con la vida) in 2003, the 3rd Tirana Biennial (Sweet Taboos, Episode 2: To lose without being a Loser) in 2005, the 15th Biennale of Sydney (Zones of Contact) in 2006, and the 7th Sharjah Biennial (Belonging) in 2005.
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). Her WANTED posters are shown permanently in Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration. Her maps are in SPM: Salsali Private Museum, Dubai; the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut and the Bic Collection, Paris.
Her recent solo shows were Mea Culpa (Carbon 12, Dubai) and Anthologie des racines carrées (Galérie Nivet-Carzon, Paris). In February she will have a solo show in the ISCP Gallery in New York.