Mirsad Begić was born in Glamoč in Bosnia. He studied sculpture under Professors Slavko Tihec, Zdenko Kalin and Drago Tršar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He graduated in 1979. He specialized in sculpture under Professor Drago Tršar in 1986.
He won the Prešeren Fund Award for his cycle Keeping the Dreams in 2000.