Jörg Madlener studied architecture art and philosophy in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Germany and in Antwerpen, Belgium. He was a private student of the painter Otto Dix.
As a painter, he presented his country Belgium at the Biennials in Venice and São Paolo and his work can be found at museums like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Albertina in Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art in Brussels among others, and in public and private collections in Belgium, Luxembourg, Swiss, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the United States.
As a set designer for opera and theater, he worked for productions in Belgium, Holland, Germany and the United States.
Madlener has taught in Art Schools and Universities in Germany and Belgium and privately in Northern Italy in the Dolomites, Abu Dhabi and in the United States.