Emmy Varouxaki is a descendant of Eftychios Lampidis and Eleni
The Lampidis family started from Emmanuel and Eumorphia
Lambous, who had 7 children (Sotiris, Dimitros, Thodoros,
Athina, Panagiota and Eftychios). The first three of them immigrated to the United States in 1922 while Eftychios moved to Paris in order to study medicine in 1930.
Eumorphia (Emmy) Varouxaki and Manolis Lampidis are descendants of Eftychios Lampidis and Eleni
Born in Athens, she studied History and Archaeology at
the Athens University. She graduated from the same
university. During her studies she worked for the Greek
Radio performing several musical programs as well as
artistic and educative issues broadcasted in Greece and
From 1969 to 1974 she lived in Cologne, West Germany where
she turned into the study of modern art and regularly
attended the great artistic events as KUNSTMESSE, the
DOCUMENTA and the FIAC in Paris as well as the
international fairs in both Berlin and Amsterdam.
In 1973 she organizes the first exhibition in Cologne,
presenting Greek painters; Pavlos Moschides and Sotiris
Sorogas at the GLAUB I and II galleries.
From 1974-1979 she lives in Rome and she studies History
Art at the University of Rome by the side of Carlo Argan.
She meets with Giorgio de Chirico. She translates his
autobiography in Greek (Ypsilon Editions) and writes
several articles about his art.
1979-1983: She lives in Athens and she directs the edition
of the STORIA E CIVILTA DEI GRECI historical series by the
Hestia Editions House. She has also translated the book of
Konstandinos Gianakopoulos “Byzantium and the West” from
1983-1984. She lives in Luxembourg.
1986. She settles in Brussels for seven years’ time. She
attends Modern Art History courses at the ULB under the
supervising of Professor Roberts Jones. She begins to
write articles on modern art issues for the IKASTIKA and
She organizes a series of Greek painters’ works
exhibitions and composes the texts for the catalogues.
1987. The exhibition of Angelos Razis at ALBERT 1 Gallery.
On the same year, the exhibition of Stephanos Daskalakis
at the KNOKKE LE ZOUT Casino.
1987. The exhibition of Christos Karras at the BP GALLERY
in Brussels an simultaneously at the homonymous gallery in
1987. Exhibition of the painter Cynesius at the ARCADE
MAUVE Gallery in Brussels.
Exhibition of Kostas Varotsos at the RUBEN FORNI Gallery
1988. Exhibition of Rinio Mourelou at the X-PLUS Gallery
1987 to 1989: she directs the BEAULEZARD Gallery in Paris
(Rue Pecqay) in Marais which she renames into ATHENAEUM.
She organizes many exhibitions presenting European
artists. She begins with the exhibition of Tsoklis and
goes on with Villegle, Martinez, Bonanotte, Viollet,
Vordonis, Dumas, De Rosa, Senez, Bourlier etc.
1989. She introduces artists of the Gallery to a
exhibition in Brussels called “Europe 1980”.
1990. She returns to Greece. On the same year she
organizes an exhibition presenting Dimitris Mitaras at the
ALBERT 1 Gallery in Brussels.
1991. Exhibition of Rena Papaspyrou at the X-PLUS Gallery
1992. DE EUROPA exhibiton about young European artists in
cooperation with the famous Italian critic Achille Bonito
Oliva with three Greek artists of her selection: Lappas,
Aidinis and Varotsos at the Cultural Centre of
Municipality of Athens (1, Akademias str.)
1993. She organizes the first Symposium on Marble
Sculpture in Thassos Island, with 19 participating artists
working on over 100 tons of marble and donating, after her
own initiative, their works to the island.
1994. She organizes in Hydra the triple exhibition “Tour
in Hydra” with 7 participating young artists: Georgiou,
Vordoni, Kapeliari, Kontarini, Mavros and Tsakiridi.
1995. She prepares the exhibition at the PALAZZO DELLE
ESPOSIZIONI Museum in Rome with the participation of 12
Greek artists whom hereafter she intends to have them
exhibited in Madrid and Tel-Aviv. Title of the exhibition:
“The Messengers of Gods”.
1997. The “Messaggeri degli Dei” exhibition at the Pallazo
delle Esposizioni is realized, accompanied by the
publishing of a catalogue in three languages and documents
by A. Bonito Oliva, Maria Grazia Tolemeo and Ludovico
Pratesi and an introductory note by herself.
1998. After a preparation of two year’s time, she succeeds
in the exchange of Greek and Israeli artists between the
National Gallery and the Tel-Aviv Museum, where her
husband serves as an ambassador for 4 and a half years; 3
generations of Greeks and Israeli artists are exhibited at
the two museums and two catalogues are published
containing her commentary.
1998. She has the great Israeli painter and sculptor
Menashe Kadishman exhibited at the Greek Embassy in
She realizes the exhibition of Erietta Vordoni at the
MANNY H Gallery, at the old city of Tel-Aviv.
2000. After her husband’s mission in the Hague, she took
over the restoration of the Greek Embassy building
(donation to Eleftherios Venizelos) which was utterly
destroyed by the Kurds. She and her husband decorate it
from the very beginning purchasing works by greek painters
and sculptors to suit the place.
She prepared the 2nd Symposium on Marble Sculpture in
Thassos, on the Kalirachi beach with the participation of
Dutch, Belgian and Greek sculptors. At the same time she
organizes concerts of Greek musicians.
In 2000, she realizes a Mediterranean evening at the Royal
Theatre of the Hague with Savina Yianatou performing and
with the participation of the French, the Portuguese and
the Moroccan Embassy, bands coming from Corsica, Fados
from Portugal and andaluz from Maroc participating.
2003. She prepares the 3rd Symposium on Marble Sculpture
in Thassos with the participation of French, Belgian,
Japanese, one Austrian and 5 Greeks. She starts thinking
about the foundation of a summer sculpture academy
observing the great interest of the visitors.
She prepares a concert of ancient Greek songs and modern
music performed by Maria Farantouri at the new Carlsrberg
Glyptotheque in Copenhagen.
Also a concert of rebetiko performed by Mario at the
Palace of Baron Erlanger in Sidi-bou-Said, Tunisia.
Concert performed by Christy Stassinopoulou at the FLAGEY
theatre in Brussels under preparation.
Regarding the musical events she prepares video documents
to be broadcasted by the European Television stations
entitled “Music in select art places