Index: Dámaso Ogaz
Damaso Ogaz’s real name was Víctor Manuel Sánchez Ogaz. Born in Santiago de Chile on August 17, 1924; he died in Caracas on March 14, 1990. His artistic practice encompassed painting, literature, poetry, theater. Ogaz was a central proponent of Mail Art, and an international pioner of this art movement in Venezuela and Chile. He was part of Venezuela’s controversial art movement “El Techo de la Ballena” (“The Roof of the Whale”), with great figures in the process of consecration as Carlos Contramaestre, Juan Calzadilla, Adriano González León, Salvador Garmendia, Efraín Hurtado, Perán Erminy, Francisco Pérez Perdomo, Caupolicán Ovalles, Edmundo Aray, among many others.