Ilias Koen was born in Athens, Greece. Attended the Athens School of Fine Arts in Athens, under the guidance of artist Rena Papaspyrou. Later continued his studies graduating from the School of Visual Arts - Computer Arts. He is the co-founder of The DuKode Studio a design visualization studio and Mindrider, a geo-referenced electroencephalogram equipped bike helmet. In 2013 was awarded an honorary fellowship at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. He has participated in multiple shows in the US and abroad.