Bilha Salomon Messer (born1966, Haifa, Israel) is an artist who primarily works with photography.
By contesting the distinction between memory and experience, Bilha merges the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of an historic tradition is valuable as an act of meditation.
Her photos feature coincidental, accidental and surprising connections which open the possibility of revising art history, and, what's more, complementing it. Combining unrelated factors elicits startling analogies. By Bilha's experimentation with aleatoric processes, she formalizes coincidences and emphasizes deliberate composition as the real foundation of seemingly random occurrences. The supposedly private, highly subjective, unfiltered thought processes alluding to dream worlds, are routinely revealed to be assemblages.