Bernd Ogrodnik has been a prominent figure in the world of Puppetry since 1986. He is the Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Icelandic Center for Puppetry Arts, and serves as the Master Puppeteer for the National Theater of Iceland. He has toured all over Europe, Canada, the USA and Asia as a performer, director, teacher and lecturer at International (Puppet-) Theater Festivals, Universities and Conferences.
Bernd Ogrodnik has gained worldwide reputation also through his ground-breaking work as designer and lead puppeteer for the Marionette epic Movie "Strings", which was screened in movie Theaters around the world and garnished with nominations and prizes on film Festivals around the world.
He is the recipient of various Grants and Awards both in his home country Iceland and Internationally.