Princeton’s Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence Chanika Svetvilas presents a culminating exhibition from her year-long project, Anonymous Was the Data, which uplifts the individual lived experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have a mental health difference or condition through mapping their survey data about healthcare access and stigma. The collected data determines the shape of 3D printed prescription bottles in hybrid forms. The exhibition, which centers accessibility, includes drawings, video, sculpture and mixed media.

Presented by Princeton’s Department of African American Studies Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts. Cosponsored by the Keller Center, Program in Asian American Studies, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Council on Science and Technology, Effron Center for the Study of America, Office of Disability Services, and Princeton Humanities Council.

View the Exhibition

Browse the virtual exhibition if you are unable to visit the gallery in person.

Related Events

  • Sept. 14, 4:30 PMArtist’s talk with Chanika Svetvilas in the CoLab
  • Sept. 14, 5:45 PM — Viewing and reception in the Hurley Gallery
  • Sept. 21 at 7:00 PM (EDT) — “Fusion of Minds: Art, Asian American Data and Collaboration,” a virtual panel discussion on Zoom about the project, Anonymous Was the Data. Includes two project participants, Eileen Ramos and Grace Zhao; research associates Julia Chou and Hannah Shin; and interdisciplinary artist Chanika Svetvilas; and is moderated by Jennifer Lee, Founder and Executive Director of The Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative. Registration required. Register for Sept. 21 Zoom panel discussion

Exhibition Details

The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Open daily 10 AM – 8 PM.


Get directions to the Hurley Gallery, located on the mezzanine level of the Lewis Arts complex. For the 9/14 artist’s talk, the CoLab is located on the Forum level of the arts complex.


accessibility symbol for audio descriptionaccess symbol for open captioning, two white O C lettersAccess (Other Than Print or Braille) for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision symbol for wheelchair accessibilityaccess symbol for sign language interpretationThis exhibition centers accessibility. Some of the artist’s drawings will be interpreted as relief prints that can be touched; there will be audio descriptions of the work and sculptures that can be touched; video works will be captioned; and docents will be available to help guide visitors through the exhibition (see schedule listed below). The Hurley Gallery is wheelchair accessible; accessible entrance to the Hurley Gallery via Arts Tower elevator to level M. The artist’s talk will be live captioned. The virtual panel discussion will feature ASL interpretation.

Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information about the arts complex. Guests in need of other access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at at least one week prior to the event date.

Docent Schedule

  • September 12: 1-3 PM; 5-6 PM
  • Sept. 13: 4-8 PM
  • Sept. 14: 1-4 PM; 6-7 PM
  • Sept. 15: 3-6 PM
  • Sept. 16: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Sept. 17: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Sept. 18: 3-6 PM; 7-8 PM
  • Sept. 19: 1-4 PM; 5-8 PM
  • Sept. 20: 4-8 PM
  • Sept. 21: 5-7 PM
  • Sept. 22: 10 AM – 12 PM; 1-4 PM
  • Sept. 23: 12-5 PM
  • Sept. 24: 12-5 PM
  • Sept. 25: 3-8 PM
  • Sept. 26: 10 AM – 4 PM; 5-8 PM
  • Sept. 27: 3-8 PM
  • Sept. 28: 3-7 PM

Building Access + Parking

From the NJ Transit Princeton Station, Theater Drive Garage (which has disability designated spaces on each level and is serviced by an elevator), Visitor Lot 20, and the transit parking lot, sidewalks with curb cuts lead to the Forum level entrance. This is the best entrance to use if you are coming from the Train Station or the Transit lot, the Theater Drive Garage, Visitor Lot 20, or the Wawa.

Steps lead down to the entrance of the complex but there is also an exterior ramp to the entrance (far left facing the entrance). The Forum functions as a lobby for the main venues and as a gathering and informal performance space. Once inside the Forum, ramps are available for any level change in the floor. Flooring is a hard wood surface.


Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Humanities Council
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Program in Asian American Studies
  • Effron Center for the Study of America
  • Center for Health and Wellbeing