"Don't be afraid of life"

— O.G 

Call Me Mike 

Michael Taiwo is a London Based Artist and Poet whose work focuses on matters  of gender, sexuality and race and the issues that arise when these elements come into contact. 

Oceans Grove began as a  simple school of thought "An abundant source, produces many types of outcomes". It has since then developed into concept and a persona that I create from, that is centred around genre-less modes of thinking and creating; through connecting different creative practices, in order to push the boundaries of what an artistic practice looks like.



Co-Director of creative platform Brooks & Groves 

Exhibition Organiser 

Creative Direction 

Digital Design


If you are interested in collaborating on a project or would like to buy work or for any other enquiries 

Get in touch with me bymichaeltaiwo@gmail.com to discuss rates and scheduling.


2014 - 2017         BA(Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London (First Class) 

2013 - 2014         Foundation Diploma, Camberwell College of Arts, London (Distinction)

Selected Group Exhibitions 

Aug 2018            Coloured:  Willesden Green Library Gallery,  London 

Mar 2018            A Real Job Is Make Something: Old Lawrence Works Factory, London 

Nov 2018            MAPA 3 Archiving Asia: Live Art Development Agency, London 

Sep 2017            Sonic Soundings Venice Trajectories: Venice, Italy 

May 2017            Central Saint Martins Fine Art Degree Show, London 

Exhibitions Organised 

May 2018.           And Now It Begins: Brooks & Groves, GX Gallery, London 

Sep 2016.           Intimacy: Brooks & Groves, Arch Collective, London 


Oct 2018 - 2020      Acme Associate Studio Programme 

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