Art and artists are the places and people that can show us how the world is changing. Given the rapid economic advances in Asia over the past 20 years, it seems essential that new cultural connections are build across the continent so that we can all gain a greater understanding of what is happening at the roots of Asia's different societies. The Multitude Art Prize offers a wonderfully multi-faceted project to achieve this. With its nomadic exhibition and discussion programme, Multitude can build up a series of rich encounters across Asia and offer a unique new insight into what our collective future might hold.”
Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum

Kate Fowle
Executive Director, Independent Curators International (ICI)
Kate Fowle

From 1996-2002 she was co-director of smith + fowle, a curatorial partnership based in East London, and from 1994-96 she was Curator at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex.  Recent published texts include Charcoal: Robert Longo; Sonic Pavilion: Doug Aitken (2011), Althea Thauberger: An afterword (Artspeak. Canada, 2009), Harrell Fletcher: Beyond an appreciation of dogs, books and cheeses (Domaine de Kerguehennec, France, 2008), Who Cares? Contemporary Curating (Apex Art, NY, 2007). She has written for numerous magazines including Parkett, Modern Painters, Manifesta Journal, the Exhibitionist and Frieze.