The 2019 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant of £ 50,000 was given to Zineb Sedira on 12 September 2019. 

Zineb Sedira was born in Paris in 1963. She received a BA from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, in 1995 and MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 1997, and subsequently studied photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Sedira’s multiple identities as a French-born Algerian living in England inform her serene, often haunting photographs and video installation, which consider questions of memroy, displacement, and the transmission of history. The body of work presented here, entitled “Laughter in Hell”, is an extract from her current focus in the horrors of the 80s and 90s in Algeria. 

The David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation was set up as a Charity in 2017, for the purpose of making an annual award of £50,000 to one artist. This award is given to help artists alleviate some of their financial pressures and give them more freedom to concentrate on their practise. It will be an annual event and should not be restricted to a specific age or nationality of the recipient.

Each year, a curator will be appointed to put forward between 8 to 15 artists for the award. A panel of judges, made up of the charity’s trustees and a selection of guest judges, art experts from various institutions, will decide to whom the award will be given.  

The curator for the 2019 grant was Anthony Reynolds and the nominated artists were Ian Bourn, Clodagh Emoe, Andreas  R. Kassapis, Sally O’Reilly, Katie Paterson, Zineb Sedira, Blast Theory, Padraig Timoney. The panel of judges was made up of the charity’s five trustees: David and Yuko Juda, Paul Calkin, Rupert Faulkner and Nina Fellmann and three expert judges: Andrea Rose, former Director of Visual Arts at the British Council; Andrew Wilson, Senior Curator at Tate Britain; Reinhard Spieler, Director of the Sprengel Museum, Hanover.

View of the installation of the 2019 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant Nominees.
Sally O'Reilly Adaptation Station 2019 Performance with set and lyricist. duration variable, set: 191 x 102 x 90 cm. Vocalist and composer Lauren Kinsella

The 2018 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant of £ 50,000 was given to Kathy Prendergast. A special second grant of £ 10,000 went to Imogen Stidworthy.

The first grant was presented on 7 September 2018. The curator for the 2018 grant was Richard Grayson and the nominated artists were Sonia Boyce, Adam Chodzko, Benedict Drew, Graham Gussin, Joanna Kirk, Aleksandra Mir, Kathy Prendergast and Imogen Stidworthy. The panel of judges was made up of the charity’s five trustees: David and Yuko Juda, Paul Calkin, Rupert Faulkner and Nina Fellmann; and three expert judges: Andrea Rose, former Director of Visual Arts at the British Council; Andrew Wilson, Senior Curator at Tate Britain; Reinhard Spieler, Director of the Sprengel Museum, Hanover.