Born on 12 January 1957 in Milan, Roberto Zomero suffers from quadriplegia as a result of birth trauma and can, therefore, make no use of his upper or lower limbs. He began his schooling at the age of six, successfully completing primary and secondary school despite his disability. He then attended the painting and ceramic courses at the "Gaetano-Negri" school in Milan. He followed this by gaining admission to the "Brera" Academy of Art, completing his studies with distinction. In 1986, Roberto Zomero was given a scholarship by the Association, which enabled him to concentrate more intensively on mouth painting. In 1990, he moved to a small village in the province of Cremona.