Lida Varvarousi

Born in Athens in 1961.Graduate of Vacalo School of applied fine arts (graphic arts, photography, illustration).Working experience as creative director in various multinational advertising companies, leading International campaigns.She was awarded twice with 1st prize in advertising Festivals
1990 & 1993.Directing her own creative atelier “Blue bus” since 1993, she undertakes the designing for various magazines, advertising companies and other societies.She has been writing and illustrating her own books for children since 1996.Illustrated more than 150 books in Greece. Some of them have been published abroad. Her book series “Crazybites” is very well known among teachers and students whom they use it at schools as a tool for various issues (racism, bullying, ecology etc).In 2006 she was commissioned by the National Pedagogic Institute the illustration of the Primary School 1st Grade textbook and the Beginner’s Dictionary.1st prize from The South East European Center of literature and Media for children and young people.Bankya, 2007, in category Illustration for her book “Ena skoyliki me ftera” ( A worm with wings).She animates presentations of her own books “ARTALES with LIDA”
organized by the National Book Centre of Greece, municipalities, libraries and schools all over the country and abroad. She created the mascot “Hope” and the texts, that decorate the public areas of Oncology Children’s Hospital “Hope”-Marianna Vardinogianni, Athens, Greece. In 2009 her book “A companionship with heart” in collaboration with the European Union delegation in Greece, she writes and illustrate a story tale for the children across Europe and “A Star for Europe”, new title being issued in cooperation with the European Union delegation in Greece 2014.An IBBY member


1995 International exhibition of illustrations for children, Bologna –group exhibition
1996 International exhibition of illustrations, Bratislava-group exhibition|1977 Illustration farm, Cultural Center of Nea Ionia-personal exhibition|2004 International exhibition of illustrations for children, Bologna-group exhibition|2006 Participation in the Αthens Cow Parade (Lida’s sponsor for her cow was “Coca Cola”)|2006 – 2013 People, color and iron, shipbuilding zone of Perama–group exhibition|2008 Eye for an eye , Library municipality of Ag. Paraskevi-personal exhibition|2010 Le poisson Multiforme, Gallery Theorama, Brussels– personal exhibition|2010 Speak not fear, Gallery Visual Search Athens–group exhibition|2011 Children and Adolescents – Voices and Whispers, Athens Cultural Organisation – group exhibition|2011 Speak not fear, 8th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki–group exhibition
2014 Second nature, Hotel Minos, Amorgos–solo exhibition|2014 Works, Mamart Exhibit area, Thessaloniki–solo exhibition