For his current work on a PhD thesis on bodies in digital art, Ilios receives funding through the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology.

Important influences are: Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, Franz Kafka and Søren Kierkegaard. Conceptual interests are: placeholder(s), replacement, digitalization, suicide, performativity, contagion, the messianic and digital art.

Ilios holds a MA degree in Cultural Analysis from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis with a final thesis on the performative effects of the concept of suicide-contagion and its implications on contemporary understandings of democracy. Ilios holds a BSc degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam, which was finished with a thesis on modes of subjection of the travelling body at airports.