The Faketory is an international oriented Art Studio. Creative and art director Martijn Crowe started The Faketory / De Oplichterij in Rotterdam 8 years ago. It became famous within a year for its strange exhibition of art, artists, poets, musicians, books and good coffee. The Faketory started a branch in Antwerp, São Paulo and Amsterdam. Apart from painting and working with photography and video to create art, Martijn Crowe started working with homeless people, teenagers, drag queens and elderly around the world. Together with his partner Sabya van Elswijk they combine anthropological research, social art projects and consultancy on these topics.