Benjamin Znidarsic was born on 21 June 1959 in Postojna. While studying to become an electrical engineer he fell off a cherry tree, resulting in him becoming tetraplegic. During his stay at a rehabilitation centre, he started to write poems. Initially, he did so to pass the time, but later he was able to publish three collections of poems. As cultural director of the Association of Tetraplegic Persons in Slovenia, among other things, he organised painting courses and thus became involved in mouth painting himself. He became a Student Member of VDMFK in 2003.