Each year some twenty-five artists end their residency and leave the Rijksakademie with many new friendships and professional relationships. More than 900 former residents are part of the global art circuit and form a network that has a vast range among artists, critics, curators, trusts and authorities all over the world.
 
The Rijksakademie attaches a great deal of importance to continuing the dialogue that was started during residency. Thus former residents are invited to talk about their professional practice during Xra talks and seminars at the Rijksakademie.

Famous Dutch artists like Jan Toorop, Berlage, G.H. Breitner, Piet Mondriaan, Constant and Karel Appel worked at the Rijksakademie. More recently: Olga Chernysheva, Armen Eloyan, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Runa Islam, Gabriel Lester, David Maljkovic, Shahryar Nashat, Liza May Post, Bojan Sarcevic, Fiona Tan, Marijke van Warmerdam and many others.

Alphabetical list of Alumni
 
Name Date of birth Nat. Work period on RABK
Raat, Thomas 1979 NL 1-1-11 till 31-12-12
Rabinovich, Ilya 1965 IL 1-1-98 till 31-12-99
Raedecker, Michael 1963 NL 1-1-93 till 31-12-94
Rahwangi, Shereen 1969 GB 1-1-93 till 31-12-94
Rajaei, Sara 1976 IR 1-1-03 till 31-12-04
Ramadan, Ayman 1980 EG 1-1-11 till 31-12-12
Rašcic, Lala 1977 HR 1-1-03 till 31-12-04
Rausch, Oliver 1969 DE 1-1-96 till 31-12-96
Receveur, Francoise 1971 NL 1-1-96 till 31-12-97
Regnerus, Jannie 1971 NL 1-1-95 till 31-12-96
Rengert, Lawrence 1974 US 1-1-00 till 31-12-01
Reus, Maarten de 1961 NL 1-9-86 till 31-8-87
Rhii, Jewyo 1971 KR 1-1-04 till 31-12-05
Riessen, Wouter van 1967 NL 1-9-91 till 31-12-92
Rijke, Jeroen de 1970 NL 1-1-97 till 31-12-98
Ringdal, Olav 1961 NO 1-9-87 till 31-8-88
Rispens, Harald Frederik 1962 BE 1-9-87 till 31-8-89
Robben, Marie-José 1959 NL 1-9-85 till 31-8-88
Robert, Jimmy 1975 FR 1-1-04 till 31-12-05
Rodic, Dusan 1975 RS/NL 1-1-12 till 31-12-13
Rolla, Marco Paulo 1967 BR 1-1-98 till 31-12-99
Romero, Luis 1967 VE 1-1-95 till 31-3-95
Rooij, Willem de 1969 NL 1-1-97 till 31-12-98
Roon, Frank de 1965 NL 1-1-94 till 31-12-95
Roorda van Eijsinga, Cora 1967 NL 1-1-02 till 31-12-03
Rooy, Theodorus van 1961 NL 1-9-83 till 31-8-86
Rooyen, Christine Cathe 1957 NL 1-9-83 till 31-8-86
Ropers, Emmanuel 1971 FR 1-1-96 till 31-12-97
Ros, Fred 1958 NL 1-8-88 till 11-11-91
Rosa Dias, Sandra 1974 PT 1-1-00 till 31-12-01
Rosenkranz, Pamela 1979 CH 1-1-11 till 31-12-12
Rosier, Mathilde 1973 FR 1-1-01 till 31-12-02
Rothman, Marjolein 1974 NL 1-1-03 till 31-12-04
Rous, Sanne 1984 NL 1-1-11 till 31-12-12
Royle, Kate 1967 GB 1-9-90 till 31-12-92
Rozenman, Jehoshua 1955 IL/NL 1-9-79 till 1-7-83
Rudelius, Julika 1968 DE 1-1-99 till 31-12-00
Rütte, Iris Le 1960 NL 1-9-83 till 31-8-87
Rygh, Liv 1963 NO 1-1-93 till 31-12-94