The Faketory is an international oriented Art Studio. Creative and art director Martijn Crowe started The Faketory / De Oplichterij in Rotterdam in 1998. 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. Besides painting and working with photography and video, Martijn Crowe started working with homeless people, teenagers, drag queens and elderly around the world.
We work with an international team of 10 people, led by the creative director and a marketing director. For several projects we are looking for inspiring people, who are willing and able to contribute to the world.
Artist and creator of The Faketory Art Studio
Martijn is a world famous writer and artist, who sells his work in over 6 countries worldwide. He is a psychotherapist and he has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. He portrays the unseen people and artifacts of the world, like Drag Queens, the Homeless, Children in back-lace situations and Elderly people.
The Faketory Foundation
Part of our activities are established through funding gained from The Faketory Foundation. You can read more about our foundation here: