Born in al-Kafer, Swaida, Syria, in 1981, Nagham Hodaifa graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2002, and got her Phd degree in contemporary art history from Paris-Sorbonne University in 2015.

Nagam exhibited in many solo/collective exhibitions. Her work focuses on the human body and portraits. In 2009 Nagham started to explore live performances bringing painting, dancing and music together.  Nagham works and lives in Paris.